Research

Cognitive Aging

The Interaction between Emotion and Inhibition in the Aging Brain:  Behavioural and Neuroimaging Studies (EMAB): This is the project funded through NSERC Discovery Grant. It examines how the maintained or even enhanced emotional processing in…
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Plasticity

Training-Induced Cognitive and Neural Plasticity of the Aging Brain: Effects of Self-guided Cognitive and Physical Training Programs (PAB): This project aims to compares the effects of cognitive and physical training in cognitive and neural plasticity…
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Culture

Aging, Culture, and Memory Binding: A Cross-Cultural Comparison between China and Canada (CAMB): This project investigates the cultural differences in age-related deficit in memory binding through a comparison between Chinese Eastern and Canadian Western cultures.…
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Emotion

Age, Self-Reference, and Emotional Memory (SREM): This project aims to investigate the effects of age and self‐reference on emotional memory to determine how self‐reference effect moderates age related changes in memory for emotional information. This…
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Cognitive Control

Cognitive Plasticity of Inhibition among Older Adults (STROOP, 3SITS): Andrea Wilkinson's MA thesis (STROOP) and dissertation project (3SITS) investigate the benefits of training inhibition with older adults. These projects will add to a growing body…
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Memory

Aging and Emotional Effects on Working Memory and Long-term Memory for Target and Distracting Information (EMIN): Linda Truong’s Master thesis examines age differences between young and older adults in the effects of emotional content on…
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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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