Mission

Our research aims at improving cognitive and emotional well-being in an aging population. With the world's population aging at an unprecedented rate, it is now crucial (i) to understand fundamental mechanisms of cognitive aging under naturalistic conditions, (ii) to establish novel clinical assessment tools, and (iii) to develop interventions that help maintain people’s independence and quality of life. To achieve these ambitious goals, we employ a unique combination of cutting-edge neuroscience and behavioural methods.

Please read our Research and Technology Transfer pages for more information.

Recent Publications

Stangl, M., Kanitscheider, I., Riemer, M., Fiete, I., & Wolbers, T. (2020). Sources of path integration error in young and aging humans. Nature Communications.[link]


Diersch, N., Valdes-Herrera, J.P., Tempelmann, C., Wolbers T.(2021). Increased hippocampal excitability and altered learning dynamics mediate cognitive mapping deficits in human aging. Journal of Neuroscience[link]


Please find a full list of our articles on our Publications page.

Student Opportunities

Are you pursuing a degree in neuroscience, medicine, psychology, computer science or related fields? Are you looking for an exciting Bachelor or Masters project or MD-PhD project?

We are always looking for highly motivated students to support ongoing projects in the lab. When joining us, you will receive in-depth supervision and be part of a dynamic and international team. 



​Please click here to learn more about current openings!


Funding

Our research is funded by the European Research Council (ERC), the Velux Stiftung, the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Helmholtz Association.

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