Erika Jonsson Laukka


Senior researcher, Psychology
+46 8 524 858 31

erika.jonsson.laukka@ki.se
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Photo: Maria Yohuang

Erika Jonsson Laukka is a senior researcher in the cognitive neuroscience of aging at the Aging Research Center. Erika has a M.Sc. in psychology from Uppsala University and is a licensed psychologist with training in cognitive behavioral therapy. She received her Ph.D. from Karolinska Institutet in 2006.

Erika’s research covers a range of topics related to cognitive aging. Her research interests include (a) cognitive functioning in preclinical dementia, (b) the effect of vascular factors on cognition in normal aging and dementia, (c) structural brain correlates to old-age cognitive performance, (d) genetic effects on brain structure and cognition, (e) correlates to olfactory memory in aging, and (f) cognitive decline in close proximity to death.

In parallel with her research activities, Erika is the scientific coordinator of the collection of cognitive data in the Swedish National study on Aging and Care in Kungsholmen (SNAC-K), a longitudinal population based study. She is also deputy director of doctoral education at the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences, and Society, Karolinska Institutet, and regularly teaches classes in cognitive aging, psychology, and statistics at Karolinska Institutet and Uppsala University.

Selected publications

Larsson, M., Hedner, M., Papenberg, G., Seubert, J., Bäckman, L., & Laukka, E. J. (2016). Olfactory memory in the old and very old: Relations to episodic and semantic memory and APOE genotype. Neurobiology of Aging, 38, 118-126.

Laukka, E. J., Lövdén, M., Kalpouzos, G., Papenberg, G., Keller, L., Graff, C., Li, T.-Q., Fratiglioni, L., & Bäckman, L. (2015). Microstructural white matter properties mediate the association between APOE and perceptual speed in very old persons without dementia. PLoS One, 10, e0134766.

Welmer, A.-K., Rizzuto, D., Qiu, C. X., Caracciolo, B., & Laukka, E. J. (2014). Walking speed, processing speed, and dementia: A population-based longitudinal study. Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 69, 1503-1510.

Pantzar, A., Laukka, E. J., Atti, A. R., Fastbom, J., Fratiglioni, L., & Bäckman, L. (2014). Cognitive deficits in unipolar old-age depression: A population-based study. Psychological Medicine, 44, 937-947.

Laukka, E. J., Starr, J. M., & Deary, I. J. (2014). Lower ankle-brachial index is related to worse cognitive performance in old age. Neuropsychology, 28, 281-289.

Ferencz, B., Laukka, E. J., Welmer, A.-K., Kalpouzos, G., Angleman, S., Keller, L., Graff, C., Lövdén, M., & Bäckman, L. (2014). The benefits of staying active in old age: Physical activity counteracts the negative influence of PICALM, BIN1 and CLU risk alleles on episodic memory functioning. Psychology and Aging, 29, 440-449.

Laukka, E. J., Lövdén, M., Herlitz, A., Karlsson, S., Ferencz, B., Pantzar, A., Keller, L., Graff, C., Fratiglioni, L., & Bäckman, L. (2013). Genetic effects on old-age cognitive functioning: A population-based study. Psychology and Aging, 28, 262-274.

Laukka, E. J., MacDonald, S. W. S., Fratiglioni, L., & Bäckman, L. (2012). Preclinical cognitive trajectories differ for Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society,18, 191-191.

Laukka, E. J., MacDonald, S. W. S., & Bäckman, L. (2006). Contrasting cognitive trajectories of impending death and preclinical dementia in the very old. Neurology, 66, 833-838.

Bäckman, L., Jones, S., Berger, A.-K., Laukka, E. J., & Small, B. J. (2005). Cognitive impairment in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease: A meta-analysis. Neuropsychology, 19, 520-531.

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