Yvonne Brehmer has been appointed Associate Professor (docent) in psychology at the department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society at KI.
Her research interests include cognitive plasticity and training across the lifespan and neural correlates of age-related cognitive changes. Yvonne’s current research line focuses on inter-individual differences in associative memory in older adults. She investigates why older adults in general seem to have specific difficulties in remembering associative information (such as combining a face and a name). Why are some older adults quite good at remembering associative information while others are not? She is specifically interested in (a) structural and functional brain correlates, (b) cognitive, social, and lifestyle factors, and (c) genetic markers accounting for inter-individual differences in associative memory functioning.