Giulia Lorenzon

Brain images to protect memories

Why did my grandma forget me, while other grandmas even become Tiktokers? That’s because life shapes the brain of each of us in different ways and at some point, Alzheimer’s disease only hits some. A bit like Voldemort’s Death Eaters. So how can we fight them, or arrive before them?

In my research, I look at brain magnetic resonance images to pinpoint in advance those grandparents who would be stronger to fight, and those who are more at risk of being caught in case of attack. By looking at brain images in fact, it is possible to uncover differences among older people that from the outside seem to behave the same.

I am a psychologist specialised in Cognitive Neuroscience, brain plasticity, and memory. I am currently doing my Ph.D. in neuroimaging at the Department of Neurobiology, Health Care and Society at Karolinska Institutet, studying brain health to safely store our best memories until the oldest age.


Giulia Lorenzon, Karolinska Institutet

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