Welcome to the Cognitive Aging & Neuroimaging Lab!

The Cognitive Aging & Neuroimaging (CAN) Lab, in the Department of Psychology at Penn State, examines the effects of aging on learning and memory processes using both behavioral and functional neuroimaging (fMRI) methods. Our lab focuses on several cognitive processes associated with learning and memory including the study of true memories, false memories, relational memories, implicit learning and cognitive control of both remembering and forgetting. With respect to cognitive aging, our research concentrates on the examination of age-related neural markers of cognitive decline, as well as mechanisms for neural compensation.


3/1/2018 A big congratulations to Indira for winning the Alumni Association Dissertation Award! This award is considered to be among the most prestigious available to Penn State graduate students and recognizes outstanding achievement in scholarship and professional accomplishment. What a fantastic accomplishment!

2/23/2018 Congratulations, Christina, on being awarded the highly prestigious Penn State Alumni Association Scholarship for Penn State Alumni in the Graduate School! Well-deserved recognition!

11/2/2017 A huge congratulations to Christina for being awarded dissertation support funds from the Liberal Arts Research and Graduate Studies Office (RGSO)! We are so happy for you!!

10/25/2017 Congratulations to Dr. Dennis and Indira on publishing their paper, The Influence of Perceptual Similarity and Individual Differences on False Memories in Aging! This will be published in Neurobiology of Aging.





In Press

Dennis, N.A. & Turney, I.C. (in press). The influence of perceptual similarity and individual differences on false memories in aging. Neurobiology of Aging.

Overman, A.A., Dennis, N.A., McCormick-Huhn, J.M., Steinsiek, A., Cesar, L. (in press). Same face, same place, different memory: Manner of presentation modulates the associative deficit in older adults. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.

Overman, A.A., McCormick-Huhn, J.M., Dennis, N.A., Salerno, J.M., Giglio, A.P. (in press). Older adults’ associative memory is modified by manner of presentation at encoding and retrieval. Psychology and Aging.

McCormick-Huhn, J.M., Chen, H., Wyble, B.A., Dennis, N.A. (in press). Using attribute amnesia to test the limits of hyper-binding and associative deficits in working memory. Psychology and Aging.

McCormick-Huhn, J.M., Bowman, C., Dennis, N.A. (in press). Repeated study of items with and without repeated context: aging effects on recollection and familiarity. Memory.

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