The af Jochnick Center for the Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging is made possible by a donation from the af Jochnick Foundation of 50,000,000 SEK over a 10-year period (2011–2020).
Researchers at the center investigate the neural underpinnings of aging-related changes in cognitive functions (e.g. working memory, episodic memory, and speed). We place special focus on how losses of various dopamine markers relate to cognitive deficits in old age.
We are particularly interested in how dopamine changes across the adult life span relate to other age-related brain changes, including grey- and white-matter losses, alterations in functional connectivity, and cognitive problems in late life. Additionally, we are interested in how individuals may counteract age-related brain changes through a physically, mentally, and socially active lifestyle.