This project investigates lifespan changes in attention, working memory, and episodic memory at structural, functional, and behavioral levels of analysis, with an emphasis on age differences in the coordination of rhythmic neural brain activity. more
This project addresses mechanisms of memory formation, consolidation, and retrieval, with a focus on the ways in which these mechanisms change across the lifespan, and in particular, on whether aging-induced decrements in the distinctiveness of neural representations contribute to age-related losses in memory performance in later adulthood. more
This project uses a multimodal approach to investigate structural and functional age differences and age changes in neuromodulation and their associations with normal and pathological forms of cognitive aging, with a focus on the locus coeruleus. more
Members of the Center for Lifespan Psychology investigate changes in cognition and other aspects of behavior in the context of the collaborative and multidisciplinary Berlin Aging Studies (BASE and BASE-II). more
This project investigates the role of brain plasticity in behavioral development across the lifespan. It makes use of training studies to probe the antecedents, mechanisms, and consequences of plastic change across different age groups and functional domains. more
This project seeks to develop and refine statistical methods and research designs that articulate human development across different timescales, levels of analysis, and functional domains. It is characterized by an emphasis on methodology, understood as the reciprocal interplay between concepts and methods that is at the heart of scientific progress. more
This project investigates behavioral, somatic, and neural mechanisms that permit individuals to coordinate their behavior in time and space, mainly by analyzing electroencephalographic (EEG) data of skilled musicians playing together. more
This project’s goals were to ascertain and improve the measurement quality of standard brain imaging protocols at the Center, and to complement the standard imaging repertoire by advanced sequences to elucidate structural changes and physiological mechanisms related to maturation, learning, and senescence. more
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