Welcome to the Memory & Cognitive Neuroscience Lab!


Our research investigates 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 mediating performance by investigating how memory changes as we age, examining individual differences in memory abilities, and determining factors that can help or hinder memory. 

Our research methods include:

  • Behavioural testing
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
  • Neuropsychological studies

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, as it was featured on television’s CTV Kitchener: ProvinceWide.

Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
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


  1. July 18, 2016Guest Lecture Helene Sauzeon

    11 AM in PAS 3026

    Everyday cognition, Aging and Cognitive disorders: insights and opportunities provided by Information and Communication Technologies

    Dr. Helen Sauzeon, Professor in Psychology & Cognitive Sciences, University fo Bordeaux

  2. Dec. 12, 2014Guest Lecture Alison Chasteen

    Dr. Chasteen does fascinating research on aging-related stigma and its effects on performance of older adults. She will speak about "How Older Adults’ Beliefs about Aging and Abilities Influence their Memory Performance ". Abstract of her talk is below.

  3. Dec. 2, 2014Lab Meeting - Jeff, Stephanie, and Terri

    1:30 instead of 12:30

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