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Our Lab Newsletter 

The Cognitive Aging Lab is excited to present the first issue of our newsletter. This issue includes findings from recent studies in our lab, awards won by our lab members, and opportunities for participants to get involved in research. Whether you are a participant interested in results from a study that you participated in or are generally curious about the work of the Cognitive Aging Lab, our newsletter is for you!


RESEARCH PARTICIPANT OPPORTUNITY

The Cognitive Aging Lab is recruiting healthy young adults to participate in an online research study investigating aging and cognition!  Please see below for more information on this opportunity.


Our Facebook Page

We have officially generated our own Cognitive Aging Lab Facebook page! Please follow us for updates and to contact us if you are interested in participating in our research if Facebook is one of your preferred methods of communication. Access our page here.


Get Psyched! Engaging with Aging and Psychology

This year the fourth annual Get Psyched! Engaging with Aging and Psychology event was held on June 2nd, 2016 at Ryerson University as part of the Chang School’s 50+ Festival. This free event consisted of talks in the morning on decision making in old age and challenges faced by informal caregivers, followed by conversation sessions in the afternoon on particular topics in aging research including meditation and mindfulness, healthy sleep habits, and social engagement on the internet. To see the official event poster and get information on future events click here, www.fiftyplusfestival.ca.


iPod Drive

Alive Inside documentary follows Dan Cohen, a social worker who tries to bring personalized music to nursing homes after discovering its ability to awaken deeply-locked memories in people with dementia. Inspired by the Alive Inside documentary, the Ryerson campus iPod Drive was organized from September 16th to 20th, 2013 to support the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s Music & Memory iPod Project.


Toronto Public Library Talks

CAL members, primarily graduate students and RAs, have presented at five Toronto public libraries: Deer Branch, Goldhawk Park, Annette Street, Spadina Road, and the Toronto Reference Library, to promote healthy aging. Their most recent talk on January 31st, 2012, at the Toronto Reference Library attracted an audience of over 160 people! CAL was invited to participate in the Toronto Reference Library event: Boomers and Beyond: Explore & Engage! This event showcased organizations that support and offer opportunities for engaged living for older adults. It was held on Friday, October 26, 2012.


  • Current Grants

    Interested in knowing about our current projects? Here is a link to our web page with the current grants we have received for our current research in the lab. For more information contact us at CAL@ryerson.ca or contact Dr. Lixia Yang directly at lixiay@psych.ryerson.ca.

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  • COVID-19 Contact Information

    Due to the COVID-19 circumstances, please contact us via email at cal@ryerson.ca in order to obtain a prompt response. Due to social distancing guidelines, we are unable to receive incoming phone calls to the lab. Thank you for your understanding during these uncertain times.

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  • Cognitive Aging Lab

    The projects conducted in the CAL lab aim to investigate the changes in cognitive functions occurring with human aging and the potential learning capacity of older adults. The research methods being used in the lab primarily include behavioural experiments and psychometric assessments. We also occasionally adopt neuroimaging or electrophysiological techniques (fMRI and/or ERP) to examine…

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