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 old age interacts with their ability to resolve interference in cognitive processing through behavior experiments and neuroimaging data collection. The project also aims to develop an emotion-focused training protocol to help older adults to deal with interference. The project represents a novel approach to understand age differences in the ability to inhibit interference amidst emotional information. The findings will make significant contributions to the theories of cognitive and neural aging and will lead to innovative experimental designs and paradigms in the area of aging research.