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 episodic memory using both behavioral and neuroimaging (fMRI) methods. Regarding neuroimaging, we specifically utilize univariate, multivariate (pattern classification, representational similarity analyses), functional connectivity, and structural analytical approaches in our investigation of encoding and retrieval processes underlying memory performance. An emphasis is placed on understanding the cognitive and neural processes underlying false memories and associative memories. With respect to cognitive aging, our research examines neural markers of age-related cognitive decline, as well as mechanisms supporting neural compensation. Other lines of research pursued within the lab include cognitive training, cognitive control, and statistical learning. 

**Dr. Dennis will be accepting graduate students for Fall 2020!**


9/12/2019   Congratulations to Courtney for acceptance to the SLEIC student advisory committee.

4/27/2019   Congratulations to Courtney for getting married!

4/26/2019   Congratulations to Dan for successfully proposing his Dissertation.

4/12/2019   Congratulations to Courtney for her successfully defending her Masters and advancing to candidacy.

4/9/2019     Congratulations to Courtney for her NSF GRFP honorable mention.

1/10/2019   Congratulations to Courtney for her acceptance to the Duke Social Neuroscience & Neuroeconomics summer program.

1/10/2019   Congratulations to Jordan and previous graduate student Dr. Caitlin Bowman for their recent paper 'Sensory Representations Supporting Memory Specificity: Age Effects on Behavioral and Neural Discriminability' being accepted at Journal of Neuroscience.


In Press

Bowman, C. R., Chamberlain, J. D., & Dennis, N. A. (2019). Sensory representations supporting memory specificity: Age effects on behavioral and neural discriminability. Journal of Neuroscience, 39(12), 2265-2275.

Questions? Let us know!

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