Welcome to the UA Cognitive Aging Laboratory page! In our lab, we explore the way that we process information during the normal aging process. We have many avenues of research in our laboratory, with research projects commonly conducted in the areas of attention, perception, visual word recognition, and working memory. As an experimental psychology laboratory, the majority of our work comprises the assessment of performance in manual and computerized tasks. Along with behavioral measures of performance, we also commonly incorporate measures of neurophysiological activity through our electroencephalogram (EEG) suite. EEG technology allows for excellent, non-invasive insight into the underlying functional activity of the brain during engagement in cognitive tasks.
The laboratory currently consists of four graduate students and four undergraduate students and is directed by our faculty mentor and advisor, Phil Allen. You can check out Phil's website here. See the news section of the lab page for more information on recent presentations, publications, and media events!