Carol A. Manning

Education

  • BA, University of Michigan
  • PhD, University of Texas

Primary Appointment

  • Associate Professor, Neurology

Contact

Research Interest(s)

Dementia neurodegenerative disease & cognition

Research Description

The major aim of Dr. Manning’s research is to investigate the interface between cognitive and neurobiologic conceptualizations of memory. Of particular interest are individuals with memory deficits resulting from a variety of conditions including old age, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Extrapolating from work with rodents, glucose ingestion has been found to enhance performance on a variety of memory tasks in individuals with memory deficits. In addition, individual differences in glucose regulation are correlated with overall memory performance. Examination of the strategies affected by glucose provides insight into the accuracy of current mapping conceptualizations of both cognitive and neurobiologic understanding of memory processes.

Selected Publications

  • Wylie S, van den Wildenberg W, Ridderinkhof K, Bashore T, Powell V, Manning C, Wooten G. The effect of speed-accuracy strategy on response interference control in Parkinson's disease. Neuropsychologia. 2009;47(8): 1844-53. PMID: 19428416
  • Wylie S, van den Wildenberg W, Ridderinkhof K, Bashore T, Powell V, Manning C, Wooten G. The effect of Parkinson's disease on interference control during action selection. Neuropsychologia. 2008;47(1): 145-57. PMID: 18761363