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Age-related cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, are major health challenges among aging populations. Maintaining cognitive and functional independence are critical for healthy aging. To serve such purposes, the CogT Lab invests in a mechanistic understanding of brain aging. These mechanisms inform our work on developing innovative interventions aimed at delaying the progression of Alzheimer's-related dementia and promoting successful cognitive aging. 


News and Events

Dec 2020

PI Dr. Feng Vankee Lin & collaborators mentioned in an article in the New Yorker: "Is It Really Too Late to Learn New Skills?"

Quanjing Chen has just published in eLife Sciences: Longitudinal stability of  medial temporal lobe connectivity is associated with tau-related memory decline

Nov 2020

Andy Anderson has just published in Nature Communications: 

Decoding individual identity from brain activity elicited in imagining common experiences

Zhengwu Zhang and PI Vankee Lin have published in NeuroImage: 

Learning Clique Subgraphs in Structural Brain Network Classification with Application to Crystalized Cognition


Oct 2020

Quanjing Chen and Tim Baran have published in Neuroimage: Clinical:

Cognitively supernormal older adults maintain a unique structural connectome that is resistant to Alzheimer's pathology

July 2020

PI Vankee Lin has published in American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry:

Attitudes toward computers moderate the effect of computerized cognitive trainings in oldest-old senior living center residents

June 2020

Quanjing Chen has published in Human Brain Mapping: 

Autonomic Flexibility Reflects Learning and Associated Neuroplasticity in Old Age


June 2020

PI Vankee Lin and Quanjing Chen have published CogTE Study findings in NeuroImage:

Processing speed and attention training modifies autonomic flexibility: A mechanistic intervention study


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