Our research aims at improving cognitive wellbeing in an aging population. With the world's population aging at an unprecedented rate, it is now crucial (i) to understand fundamental mechanisms of cognitive aging under naturalistic conditions, (ii) to establish novel clinical assessment tools, and (iii) to develop interventions that help maintain people’s independence. To achieve these ambitious goals, we employ a unique combination of cutting-edge neuroscience and behavioural methods.
Please read our Research page for more information.
Diersch, N., & Wolbers, T. (2019). The potential of virtual reality for spatial navigation research across the adult lifespan. Journal of Experimental Biology. [link]
Merhav, M., Riemer, M., & Wolbers, T. (2019). Spatial updating deficits in human aging are associated with traces of former memory representations. Neurobiology of Aging. [link]
Stangl, M., Achtzehn, J., Huber, K., Dietrich, C., Tempelmann, C., & Wolbers, T. (2018). Compromised grid-cell-like representations in old age as a key mechanism to explain age-related navigational deficits. Current Biology, 28(7), 1108-1115. [link]
Please find a full list of our articles on our Publications page.
Our research is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), the Human Frontiers Science Program (HFSP), the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Helmholtz Association.