Learn more about the AANCL.

The Aging and Neurocognition Lab (AANCL) has two overarching goals:

  1. To understand how age and age-related conditions (e.g., mild cognitive impairment (MCI); Alzheimer’s disease dementia; age-associated hearing loss) impact higher-order cognitive functions (e.g., semantic processing; executive function)
  2. To develop cognitive and social engagement approaches to enhance and maintain brain health in older adults.

Our Principal Investigator is Raksha Mudar, PhD, CCC-SLP.

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Impact of Hearing Loss on Brain and Cognition in Older Adults

This study is examining the cognitive and neural consequences of untreated mild-to-moderate age-related hearing loss in older adults.

Neural Markers of Strategic Attention

This study is examining the effects of healthy cognitive aging and mild cognitive impairment on strategic attention and learning through behavioral and electroencephalographic measures.

Benefits of Social Engagement Using Video Technology for Economically Disadvantaged Older Adults

This study is exploring whether social isolation can be prevented with the use of video technology among older adults, specifically those who are economically disadvantaged.


Neural Markers of Subjective Cognitive Impairment

This study examined the effects of subjective cognitive impairment and mild cognitive impairment on semantic abstraction using event-related potentials.

Neural Markers of Strategic Learning in Individuals with Subjective Memory Impairment

This study examined strategic attention and learning in young adults, normally aging seniors, and individuals with subjective cognitive impairment using event-related potentials.

Strategy-Based Cognitive Training in Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment

This study examined the effects of two short-term group-based cognitive training programs in participants with mild cognitive impairment.

Supporting Social Engagement Through Technology for Older Adults With and Without MC

This study was aimed at establishing feasibility and proof-of-concept of the OneClick video chat platform as a tool for social engagement for older adults with and without mild cognitive impairment.