The Social Science Research Institute at Penn State has funded a collaborative project entitled, “Behavioral, neural and genetic factors influencing motor and cognitive function in healthy older adults”. The PI of this grant is Dr. Nancy Dennis and Co-Is include Drs. Kristina Neely, Michele Diaz, and Helen Kamens. This goal of this project is to determine the relationship between cognition and grip force control, also taking into consideration the relationships with brain structure, brain function, and genetics in healthy older adults. This work represents a multi-modal investigation that capitalizes on the strengths of an interdisciplinary research team at Penn State University.