Fernandes Lab: the Mind, the Brain, the Science


We investigate the cognitive and neural factors that influence our ability to encode and remember the past. We aim to gain an understanding of the processes and brain mechanisms that allow us to remember things. We investigate how memory changes as we age, individual differences in memory abilities, and which factors that can help or hinder memory. 

Our research methods include:

  • Measuring performance on paper & pencil tasks
  • Assessing memory performance using computer programs
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
  • Neuropsychological studies

We also conduct research aimed at understanding how the process of aging affects our cognition and memory capabilities.

If you would like to find our more about participating in studies on aging, please visit the Waterloo Research in Aging Participant Pool (WRAP). 

Check out our video clip entitled, "Memory in Aging" for highlights of some of our research in aging, as it was featured on television’s CTV Kitchener: ProvinceWide.


Fernandes Lab: the Mind, the Brain, the Science
Rm. 4236, Psychology, Anthropology & Sociology (PAS) Building
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1

Funded by:

CIHR logo    NSERC logo    Ontario Research logo