At the end of February, Erika Jonsson Laukka, researcher at the Aging Research Center, was appointed as an associate professor in psychology at the KI Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society.
– To become an associate professor encourages and inspires me to continue my work, says Erika Jonsson Laukka.
Erika’s research focus is on cognitive performance and cognitive change in normal aging and during the period preceding a dementia diagnosis. She mainly uses data from SNAC-K and other large population-based studies. Erika currently has funding from FORTE to evaluate the usefulness of combining various markers (cognitive and biological) for preclinical dementia in identifying individuals with increased dementia risk. Another grant from Vetenskapsrådet, concerns predictors of olfactory deficits and olfactory memory decline in aging and how olfactory memory relates to memory for verbal information.