Cognitive functions and the Aging Brain

Research group leader


  • Carole Wagnon (PhD student)
  • Katharina Klink (Research Associate)
  • Nadine Schmidt (PhD student)

Research focuses

  • Cognition through the lifespan
  • Mechanisms of change in cognition
  • Different types of memory (e.g., incidental memory, prospective memory)
  • Strategies to enhance cognitive functions


  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
  • fMRI-based neurofeedback
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
  • Automated methods (e.g., automated speech analysis)

Short description

Our group focuses on cognition in elderly individuals as well as in clinical populations. We are interested in both underlying neural mechanisms of cognitive processes and the modulation of these processes through interventions.