Fernandes Lab: Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory & Language


Welcome! Here at the University of Waterloo, the Fernandes lab investigates the cognitive and neural factors that influence our ability to encode and remember the past. Our research program aims to gain an understanding of the processes and brain mechanisms that allow us to remember things, and learn more effectively. We investigate how memory changes as we age, individual differences in memory abilities, and which factors that can help or hinder memory. 

To hear from current trainees about their projects, see the video below!

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.

Interested in APPLYING to work as an Undergraduate or Graduate Student in the Fernandes Lab?  Contact email: mafernan@uwaterloo.ca

Fernandes Lab: Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory & Language
Rm. 4236, Psychology, Anthropology & Sociology (PAS) Building
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1 

Dr. Fernandes Phone 888-4567 ext 42142;

Lab/Waterloo Research in Aging (WRAP) Phone 888-4567 ext 37776

Funded by:

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Graduate Student Projects

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