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

Zhou R, Belge T, Wolbers T. Reaching the Goal: Superior Navigators in Late Adulthood Provide a Novel Perspective into Successful Cognitive Aging. Top Cogn Sci. 2023 Jan;15(1):15-45. doi: 10.1111/tops.12608. Epub 2022 May 18. PMID: 35582831. [link]

Segen V, Ying J, Morgan E, Brandon M, Wolbers T. Path integration in normal aging and Alzheimer's disease. Trends Cogn Sci. 2022 Feb;26(2):142-158. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2021.11.001. Epub 2021 Dec 3. [link]

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



Registration and abstract submission are now open for our premier scientific conference on spatial cognition in aging and neurodegeneration - you can find the exciting 3-day schedule here.


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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