Welcome to the Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging Laboratory at WSU

We study how the brain changes with age and how these changes are related to changes in memory and problem solving skills in healthy adults. We are especially interested in finding out how individual differences in predisposition to vascular disease affect age-related changes in brain and cognition. Since 2001, we have been conducting a long-term follow-up longitudinal investigation, in which we use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study changes in brain structure in healthy adult volunteers within a wide age range (18 – 90 years). We also conduct studies on age-related differences in various cognitive abilitities such as memory, problem solving, and spatial navigation.

Research Participants

Learn more about our studies and how to participate in them.

Research Assistants

Opportunities available for volunteer Undergraduate Assistants.

Prospective Students

Opportunities available for prospective graduate students or volunteer Undergraduate Assistants.