Our research focuses on the developmental trajectories of cognitive processes, especially memory and cognitive control, across the lifespan. We aim at understanding the fine-grained descriptive pattern of age-related changes and stability, uncovering the mechanisms behind those trajectories, as well as developing possible intervention strategies to support the positive and alter or prevent the negative changes. Besides studying common trends we are also interested in individual differences and explore reasons why individuals differ in the way their cognitive functions develop. As core neuroscience methods we use EEG (ERPs), fMRI, heart rate and saliva cortisol.
Early-life socioeconomic circumstances explain health differences in old age, but not their evolution over time.
Association between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Muscle Strength in Older Age.
Examining the role of rehearsal in old-old adults' working memory.
Exploration of psychological mechanisms of the reduced stress response in long-term meditation practitioners.
Faculté de psychologie et sciences de l’éducation
Université de Genève