Beth K. Rush, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: (904) 953-7286
Beth is a clinical graduate student specializing in
neuropsychology and aging. She is working with Drs. Deanna Barch and Todd
Braver. Her research interests center around cognitive neuropsychological
models of aging and the relationship between prefrontal cortex function
and the healthy aging process. Beth's current projects include studies
of age differences in tasks of inhibition, age differences in working memory,
and the ecological validity to executive functions. She is particularly
interested in how cognitive aging may relate to difficulties in advanced
activities of daily living.
- Bartok, J. A., Wilson, C. S., Giordani, B., Keys, B. A., Persad, C.
C., Foster, N. L., & Berent, S. (1997). Varying patterns of verbal
recall, recognition, and response bias with progression of Alzheimer's
disease. Aging, Neuropsychology, & Cognition, 4, 266-272.Keys,
- B. A., & White, D. A. (2000). Exploring the relationship between
age, executive abilities, and psychomotor speed. Journal of the International
Neuropsychological Society, 6, 76-82.
- Braver, T. S., Barch, D. M., Keys, B. A., Carter, C. S., Cohen, J.
D., Kaye, J. A., Janowsky, J. S., Taylor, S. T., Mumenthaler, M. S., Jagust,
W. J., & Reed, B. R. (In press). Context processing in older adults:
Evidence for a theory relating cognitive control to neurobiology in healthy
aging. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
Manuscripts in Preparation
- Christ, S. E., White, D. A., Mandernach, T., & Keys, B. A. Inhibitory
control across the life-span. Manuscript submitted to Developmental
- Keys, B. A., Barch, D. M., Braver, T. S., & Janowsky, J. S. Task
Sensitivity to Age Differences in Working Memory: Relative Superiority
of the N-Back Paradigm. Manuscript submitted to Neuropsychology.
Abstracts and Presentations
- Keys, B. & Giordani, B. (1995). Learning and cerebral metabolic
activity in older subjects with and without memory impairment. Presented
at the 41st Annual Student Biomedical Research Forum, University of Michigan
Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- Keys, B. & White, D. (1997). Modality and domain effects on short-term
recall in dementia of the Alzheimer type. Presented at the Ninth Annual
Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
- Keys, B. & White, D. (1999). Age, executive abilities,
and psychomotor speed. Presented at the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Cognitive
Neuroscience Society, Washington, D.C.
- Braver, T., Barch, D., & Keys, B. (1999). Superior performance
in older adults resulting from cognitive control and working memory impairments.
Presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Los Angeles,
- Keys, B., Barch, D., & Braver, T. (2000). Age differences in
context processing and working memory. Presented at the 28th Annual International
Neuropsychological Society Conference, Denver, Colorado.
- White, D., Christ, S., Mandernach, T., Keys, B., & Nortz, M. (2000).
Changes in inhibitory control across the life-span. Presented at the 28th
Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Denver, Colorado.
- Keys, B., Barch, D., & Braver, T. (2000). Relative sensitivity
of clinical and laboratory tasks to age differences in working memory and
cognitive control. Presented at the 8th Biennial Cognitive Aging Conference,
Washington University, Department of Psychology, Campus
Box 1125, St. Louis, Missouri 63130-4899
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