Research

Plasticity of the Aging Brain

Self-guided retest learning in older adults: One earlier research focus of Dr. Yang is on self-guided retest learning (i.e., learning/improvement from repeated testing), as a basic form of cognitive plasticity, in older adults (Yang, 2011).…
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Aging and Cognition

Aging, emotion, and memory: Using a speeded word fragment completion task, Yang and Hasher (2011) revealed an arousal-based word accessibility bias in older adults coupled with a valence-based bias in young adults from semantic memory.…
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Culture and Memory

Culture, aging, and memory: In a series of studies conducted in collaboration with my colleagues in China, I took a novel approach to investigate the effects of culture and age on memory for information learned…
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Collaborations

Internal collaborators: Dr. Tisha Ornstein Dr. Julia Spaniol¬† Dr. Maureen Reed Dr. Ben Dyson Dr. Alexandra J. Fiocco External collaborators: Dr. Lynn Hasher Professor of Psychology and Marketing, University of Toronto Senior Scientist, Rotman Research…
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