Goran Papenberg

Title: Researcher

Sector: Psychology

Close-up portrait of Goran Papenberg

Goran Papenberg is currently a researcher at the Aging Research Center, working with Lars Bäckman. Goran is a cognitive developmental psychologist and completed his PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany, under the supervision of Shu-Chen Li and Ulman Lindenberger.

During his PhD, he investigated the contributions of intraindividual variability and dopaminergic neuromodulation to episodic memory in old age.

In his current projects, he aims at combining behavioural, genetic and neuroimaging approaches to examine interindividual differences in cognition in old age.

Projects (PI)

Selected publications

Papenberg, G., Ferencz, B., Mangialasche, F., Mecocci, P., Cecchetti, R., Kalpouzos, G., Fratiglioni, L., & Bäckman, L. (2016). Physical activity and inflammation: effects on gray-matter volume and cognitive decline in aging. Human Brain Mapping. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23252

Papenberg, G., Lindenberger, U., & Bäckman, L. (2015). Aging-related magnification of genetic effects on cognitive and brain integrity. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19, 506-14. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2015.06.008

Papenberg, G., Lövdén, M., Laukka, E. J., Kalpouzos, G., Keller, L., Graff, C., Köhncke, Y., Li, T. Q., Fratiglioni, L., & Bäckman, L. (2015). Magnified effects of the COMT gene on white-matter microstructure in very old age. Brain Structure and Function, 220, 2927-38. PMID: 25056932 

Papenberg, G., Bäckman, L., Nagel, I. E., Nietfeld, W., Schröder, J., Bertram, L., Heekeren, H. R., Lindenberger, U., & Li, S.-C. (2013). Dopaminergic gene polymorphisms affect long-term forgetting in old age: Further support for the magnification hypothesis. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 571-9. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00359.

Papenberg, G., Bäckman, L., Nagel, I. E., Nietfeld, W., Schröder, J., Bertram, L., Heekeren, H. R., Lindenberger, U., & Li, S.-C. (2013). Dopaminergic gene polymorphisms affect memory forgetting in old age: Further support for the magnification hypothesis. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, 571-579. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00359.