Our research aims at improving cognitive and emotional well-being 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 and quality of life. To achieve these ambitious goals, we employ a unique combination of cutting-edge neuroscience and behavioural methods.
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Stangl, M., Kanitscheider, I., Riemer, M., Fiete, I., & Wolbers, T. (2020). Sources of path integration error in young and aging humans. Nature Communications.[link]
Diersch, N., Valdes-Herrera, J.P., Tempelmann, C., Wolbers T.(2021). Increased hippocampal excitability and altered learning dynamics mediate cognitive mapping deficits in human aging. Journal of Neuroscience. [link]
Please find a full list of our articles on our Publications page.
Our research is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), the Velux Stiftung, the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Helmholtz Association.