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- Cognitive impairment
- Executive functioning
- Working memory
- A.B., Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
- PhD, Psychology, University of California, Berkeley
- PDF Dalhousie University; Rotman Research Institute, Toronto, ON
Professor Eskes’ research interests include the impact of healthy and abnormal brain aging on cognitive abilities and daily function. She is currently leading a 5-year $2.8M multidisciplinary project aimed to develop innovative cognitive assessment and rehabilitation tools and software for improving attention and cognition in older adults and in adults with brain diseases or disorders.
- Champod, A.S., Taylor, K. & Eskes, G.A. 2014. Development of a new computerized prism adaptation procedure for visuo-spatial neglect. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 235: 65-75. doi: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2014.05.023.
- Lau, E. YY., Eskes, G., Morrison, D.L., Rajda, M. & Spurr, K.F. 2013. The role of daytime sleepiness in psychosocial outcomes after treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Disorders, doi: 10.1155/2013/140725. Epub 2013 Mar 31
- Tyndall AV, Davenport MH, Wilson BJ, Burek GM, Arsenault-Lapierre G, Haley E, Eskes GA, Friedenreich CM, Hill MD, Hogan, DB, Longman RS, Anderson TJ, Leigh R, Smith EE, Poulin MJ. 2013. The brain-in-motion study: effect of a 6-month aerobic exercise intervention on cerebrovascular regulation and cognitive function in older adults. BMC Geriatrics Feb 28; 13:21. doi: 10.1186/1471-2318-13-21.
- Plummer, P., Eskes, G., Wallace, S., et al., on behalf of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine Stroke Networking Group Cognition Task Force. 2013. Cognitive-Motor Interference during functional mobility after stroke: State of the science and implications for future research. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 94 (12), 2565-2574. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2013.08.002.
- Eskes, G.A., Longman, S., Brown, A.D., McMorris, C.A., Langdon, K.D., Hogan, D.B. and Poulin, M. 2010. Contribution of physical fitness, cerebrovascular reserve and cognitive stimulation to cognitive function in postmenopausal women. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 2, 1-7. doi:10.3389/fnagi.2010.00137
Selected awards and honours
- Visiting Scientist to Alberta, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research & Heart & Stroke Foundation, 2008-2009
- Clinical Research Scholar Award, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, 2002-2007
- “Brain Fitness: A Prescription for Successful Aging”, Seniors’ College Association of Nova Scotia, November 26, 2013.
- “Gaming and Brain Fitness: Healthy Aging Series”, Halifax Main Public Library, November 22, 2013.
- “Sleep and Aging: Healthy Aging Series”, Halifax Main Public Library, October 11, 2013.
- “Making the Most of Your Memory: Healthy Aging Series”, Halifax Main Public Library, September 6, 2013.
- “Brain Fitness and Successful Aging”, Athenaeum Society, Northwest Cove, NS, April 15, 2012.