Professor Donna Rose Addis presented her inaugural lecture about the Future of Memory. The Fale was full to the brim with people eager to hear about and celebrate her life and work.
The past decade has seen a significant reconceptualization of memory as being critical to many aspects of cognitive functioning and psychological wellbeing. The work of Donna Rose has been at the forefront of this change, demonstrating the close links between memory and abilities such as future thinking, creativity and identity.
Donna rose was interviewed on Radio New Zealand's Nine To Noon programme about her research into the study of how the hippocampus - the part of the brain that supports memory - is less active in people with depression. For more information: Depression impairs forward thinking (Radio New Zealand)