Talia Seider, M.S.

Biography

Talia graduated from UC Berkeley in 2010 with a BA in Psychology. As a student, she volunteered in at the Bunge neuroscience lab. She also volunteered at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, where she then worked coordinating a study on vascular risk factors, brain structure, and cognitive functioning in older adults. She enrolled in the UF Clinical Psychology program in 2012 with a focus on neuropsychology, earning her MS in 2014. She is currently a PhD candidate in the lab of Dr. Ron Cohen, whose primary appointment is in the department of Aging and Geriatric Research.

Research Focus

Talia is motivated by research in cognitive aging. Her master’s work focused on the effects of age and HIV on cerebral white matter and cognitive functioning. For her doctoral research, she is investigating age-related changes in visual perception and underlying functional neurological changes. She will use fMRI to measure brain function during simple visual match-to-sample tasks assessing discrimination of shape, spatial location, and velocity.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Seider TR, Fieo RA, & Cohen RA. (Under review at Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience) Cognitively Engaging Activity is Associated with Preserved Cortical and Subcortical Volumes.

Seider TR, Gongvatana A, Woods AJ, Chen H, Porges EC, Cummings T, Correia S, Tashima K, & Cohen RA. (2015) Age Exacerbates HIV-Associated White Matter Abnormalities. Journal of Neurovirology.

Cohen RA, Seider TR, & Navia B. (2015) HIV Effects on Age-Associated Neurocognitive Dysfunction: Premature Cognitive Aging or Neurodegenerative Disease? Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy, 7(1): 37.

Seider TR, Luo X, Gongvatana A, Devlin KN, de la Monte SM, Chasman JD, Peisi Y, Tashima KT, Navia B, & Cohen RA. (2014) Verbal Memory Declines More Rapidly with Age in HIV Infected versus Uninfected Adults. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 36(4): 356-67.

Frazier DT, Seider TR, Bettcher BM, Mack WJ, Jastrzab L, Chao L, Weiner MW, DeCarli C, Reed BR, Mungas D, Chui HC, & Kramer JH. (2014) The Role of Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Predicting Longitudinal Cognitive Function in an Older Adult Cohort. Cerebrovascular Diseases, 38(6): 441-7.

Other Publications

Seider, TR. (2014). Mental Status Testing. In R Daroff & MJ Aminoff (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Neurological Sciences, 2nd Edition. Academic Press.

Poster Presentations

Seider TR, Cohen RA, & Woods AJ. Cognitively Engaging Activity is Associated with Preserved Cortical and Subcortical Volumes. Poster at the International Neuropsychological Society, Feb 5, 2016.

Garcia A, Seider TR, Porges E, & Cohen RA. The Relationship between DMN Activation and Intelligence in Older Adults. Poster at the International Neuropsychological Society, Feb 5, 2016.

Kirton JW, Seider TR, O’Shea A, Lamb D, & Woods AJ. Regional White Mater Lesion Volume and Depressive Symptom Dimensions. Poster at the International Neuropsychological Society, Feb 5, 2016.

Seider TR, Cohen RA, & Woods AJ. Cognitively Engaging Activity is Associated with Preserved Cortical and Subcortical Volumes. Poster at the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Research Foundation Poster Reception at the Society for Neuroscience, October 18, 2015.

Seider TR, Cohen RA, & Woods AJ. Cognitively Engaging Activity is Associated with Preserved Cortical and Subcortical Volumes. Poster at the Institute on Aging Research Day, September 30, 2015.

Bryant VE, Woods AJ, Porges EC, Seider TR, Gongvatana A, Kahler CW, de la Monte SM, Monti P, & Cohen RA. Heavy Alcohol Consumption Exacerbates Cognitive Aging. Poster at the Research Society on Alcoholism, June 23, 2015.

Seider TR, Porges EC, Garcia A, & Cohen RA. Social Activity is Associated with Better Verbal Memory in Older Adults. Poster at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, June 18, 2015.

Seider TR, Gongvatana A, Correia S, Tashima KT, Navia B, & Cohen RA. Clinical Factors Affecting Cerebral White Matter Damage in HIV. Poster at the International Neuropsychological Society, Feb 5, 2015.

Seider TR, Cohen RA, Correia S, Gongvatana A, Cummings T, Tashima KT, de la Monte SM, & Navia B. Interactive Effects of Age and HIV on White Matter Hyperintensities. Poster at the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, June 26, 2014.

Seider TR, Cohen RA, Correia S, Gongvatana A, Cummings T, Tashima KT, de la Monte SM, & Navia B. Interactive Effects of Age and HIV on White Matter Hyperintensities. Poster at the Institute on Aging Research Day, June 4, 2014.

Caverzasi E, Santos M, Sha SJ, Lobach I, Geschwind MD, Seider TR, Miller BL, Henry RG, & Hess CP. Evaluating the Relationship Between Imaging Diagnosis and Clinical Diagnosis of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. Poster at the American Society of Neuroradiology, May 2013.

Seider TR, Bettcher B, Mungas D, Reed B, Mack WJ, DeCarli, C, Chui HC, & Kramer JH. Carotid Intima Media Thickness is Associated with Executive Function Decline in Non-Demented Elderly. Poster at the International Neuropsychological Society, Feb 2012.

Teaching Presentations

 Wada, Laterality, and Beyond: Guest lecture in graduate Higher Cortical Functioning course (Feb 2016)

Mood Disorders: Guest lecture in undergraduate Abnormal Psychology course (Sept 2015)

Neuroimaging Methods: Guest lecture in undergraduate Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging course (Jan 2015)

Carotid Intimal Medial Thickness Predicts Cognitive Decline among Adults without Clinical Vascular Disease: Journal club presentation to the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (Jan 2012)

Professional Membership

Division 40 Student Affiliate (2014 – Present)

North Central Florida Society for Neuroscience member (2014 – Present)

Awards

Graduate Student Council travel award (Dec 2015)

Candidacy for Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology (June 2015)

5 T32 AG 020499-12. NIA. Physical, Cognitive and Mental Health in Social Context

The major goals of this project are to train pre-doctoral researchers in the behavioral theories, methodologies and analyses needed to address questions of health, independence and functioning in older adults (April 2015)

Graduate Student Council travel award (Jan 2015)

Association of Neuropsychology Students in Training travel award (Jan 2015)