Research topics

The group comprises three research areas that all focus on the development of cognitive functioning across the lifespan and the mechanisms underlying those age-related changes.

(A) Experimental Cognitive Aging

Current topics include:

  • Development of prospective memory, executive functions, and involuntary autobiographical memory across the lifespan
  • Cognitive-affective interactions in cognitive aging
  • Plasticity of executive functions across the lifespan

(B) Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience of Aging

Current topics include:

  • Neural correlates of intentional behavior across the lifespan
  • Psychoendocrinology of stress effects across the lifespan
  • Clinical neuropsychology of neurodegenerative diseases (Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease)

(C) Applied Cognitive Aging

Current topics include:

  • Aging work force
  • Health behavior changes