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SPARTANBURG, SC - Research by Wofford assistant professor and cognitive psychologist Dr. Kara Bopp is highlighted in an article by the Spartanburg Herald-Journal about the upcoming Memory Walk, the yearly fundraising event for the local chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.  The walk will take place Saturday (Sept. 16) at Wofford.

Writes Monica Mercer:

Memory continues to be a hazy subject in the scientific community even as it receives ample attention because of diseases like Alzheimer's that seemingly erase it.

Bopp is contributing to mind and memory awareness through her research at Wofford College on the little-understood "working memory" and how it is affected by age. It's a small field. And studying it as it relates to aging is an even smaller field, Bopp said, but the application of her research could significantly impact a scientist's understanding of Alzheimer's disease.

"The problem with working memory," Bopp said, "is that it's not well-defined, and there's no agreement among researchers on how to define it."

For the full article, click here.

Spartanburg's Memory Walk will take place Saturday at Wofford College. Registration is at 9 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m. Visit for a link to information on how to raise money for your participation in the walk. All proceeds will go to the local chapter to maintain its programs that help caregivers and those affected by Alzheimer's disease.