Welcome to the CogT Lab


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

May 2021 

CogT Lab is beginning a transition to the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University. We are excited to build new collaborations and use multimodal neuroimaging and computational approaches to improve our understanding of the neural mechanisms that can promote healthy aging.

Further details will be announced. 


Mar 2021   

Quanjing Chen has published in Human Brain Mapping: Increased Segregation of Structural Brain Networks Underpins Enhanced Broad Cognitive Abilities of Cognitive Training.

Bennett Kukla and Mia Anthony have published The Journal of Gerontology: Series A: Brain Small-Worldness Properties and Perceived Fatigue in Mild Cognitive Impairment. 

Jan 2021     

The University of Rochester Medical Center is launching the Network for Emotional Well-being and Brain Aging (NEW Brain Aging), a new center to advance research on the relationship between emotional well-being and dementia-related diseases. PI Vankee Lin will lead NEW Brain Aging, one of five networks funded by the National Institutes of Aging (NIH) to conduct research on emotional well-being.

Read the article here.

Dec 2020

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

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

Nov 2020

Andy Anderson has 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.