Neuropsychology of aging; normal cognitive aging; MCI; biological aspects related to cognitive aging, Alzheimer's disease, age-related changes in the processing of information; age-related slowing; attention and psychomotor functions in aging; association between cognitive decline and motor decline in aging; myelin degeneration in normal and pathological aging. Lifespan changes in cognition and psychobiology.
1. Psychomotor decline of speech production in Alzheimer’s disease and normal aging and their association with myelin degeneration.
2. Cognitive-motor declines (hand dexterity and gait) and brain changes in normal aging, MCI and early Alzheimer's disease.
3. Dual-tasks and cognitive aging.
4. Lung function and cognition in the lifespan.
Geropsychology, neuropsychology of aging, cognitive aging and life-span developmental psychology.
Castro-Chavira, S.A., Gorecka, M. M., Vasylenko, O., & Rodríguez-Aranda C. Effects of dichotic listening on gait domains of healthy older adults during dual-tasking: An exploratory observational study. Human Movement Science, accepted for publication.
Riaz, M., Vangberg, T.R., Vasylenko, O., Castro-Chavira, S.A., Gorecka, M.M., Waterloo, K., Rodríguez-Aranda, C. (2020). What does hand motor function tell us about our aging brain in association with WMH? Aging Clinical and Experimental Research. ISSN 1594-0667.s doi: 10.1007/s40520-020-01683-0.
Gorecka, M. M., Vasylenko, O., & Rodríguez-Aranda C. (2020). Dichotic listening while walking: a dual-task paradigm examining gait asymmetries in healthy older and younger adults. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 42, 794-810. doi: 101080/13803395.2020.1811207
C. Rodríguez-Aranda, Castro-Chavira, S.A., Espenes, R., Barrios, F.A., Waterloo K., and Vangberg, T. (2020) The role of moderating variables on BOLD fMRI response during semantic verbal fluency and finger tapping in active and educated healthy seniors. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 14:203. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2020.00203
S.A. Castro-Chavira., T.R. Vangberg, M.M. Gorecka, O. Vasylenko, K. Waterloo & C. Rodríguez-Aranda (2019). White matter correlates of gait perturbations resulting from spontaneous and lateralized attention in healthy older adults: A dual-task study. Experimental Gerontology, 128, 110744
M. M. Gorecka, O. Vasylenko, J. Espenes, K. Waterloo, and C. Rodríguez-Aranda (2018). The impact of age-related hearing loss and lateralized auditory attention on spatiotemporal parameters of gait during dual-tasking among community dwelling older adults. Experimental Gerontology, 111, 253-262.
C. Rodríguez-Aranda (2018). Praksis med eldre for profesjonsstudiet i psykologi i den kommunale helsetjenesten. Tidsskriftet aldring og helse, 22 (1), 34-37.
O. Vasylenko, M. Gorecka and C. Rodríguez-Aranda (2018). Manual Dexterity in Young and Healthy Older Adults. 1. Age- and Gender-Related Differences in Unimanual and Bimanual Performance. Developmental Psychobiology, 60 (4), 407-427.
O. Vasylenko, M. Gorecka and C. Rodríguez-Aranda (2018). Manual Dexterity in Young and Healthy Older Adults. 2. Association with Cognitive Abilities. Developmental Psychobiology, 60 (4), 428-439.
I. Utne, E. Grov, L.E. Kjerland, M. Rønning, C. Rodríguez-Aranda, H.L. Rasmussen & B. Løyland (2017). Oversettelse og kulturell tilpasning av Attentional Function Index. Sykepleien Forskning (on-line).
M. Decker, F. Cignetti, N. Hunt, C. Rodríguez-Aranda, J.F. Potter, N. Stergiou & S.A. Studenski, (2017). Effects of aging on the relationship between cognitive demand and step variability during dual-task walking. GEROSCIENCE, Vol 38, 363, 2016.
C. Rodríguez-Aranda, K. Waterloo, S.H., Johnsen, P. Eldevik, S. Sparr, G.C. Wikran, M. Herder, and T. R.,Vangberg (2016). Neuroanatomical correlates of verbal fluency processing in early Alzheimer’s disease and normal aging. Brain and Language, 155-156, 24-35.
Rodríguez-Aranda, C., Mittner, M. & Vasylenko O. (2016). Association between executive functions, working memory, and manual dexterity in young and healthy older adults: An exploratory study. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 122 (1), 165-192.
Rodríguez-Aranda, C. & Jakobsen, M. (2011) Differential contribution of cognitive and psychomotor functions to the age-related slowing of speech production. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 17 (5), 807-821 .
Rosenvinge, J. & Rodríguez-Aranda, C. (2011). Eldrepsykologi. In F. Svartdal (Ed.), Psykologi: En innføring. Oslo: AdNotam/Gyldendal.
Rodríguez-Aranda C. (2007). The significance of becoming “forgetful” (in Norwegian). Betydningen av “å være glemsk”. En kortfattet oversikt over forskningen om kognitive endringer ved aldringen. Norsk Tidsskrift for Logopedi, 4, 34-39.
C. Rodríguez -Aranda, K. Waterloo, S. Sparr, and K. Sundet. (2006). Age-related psychomotor slowing as an important component of verbal fluency. Evidence from healthy individuals and Alzheimer’s patients. Journal of Neurology, 253 (11), 1414-1427.
C. Rodríguez -Aranda, and K. Sundet. (2006). The frontal hypothesis of cognitive aging: factor structure and age effects on four “frontal tests” among healthy individuals. Journal of Genetic Psychology 167 (3), 269-287.
C. Rodríguez-Aranda, and M. Martinussen. (2006). Age-related differences in performance of phonemic verbal fluency: A meta-analytic study. Developmental Neuropsychology, 30 (2), 697-717.
B.J. Casey, M.C. Davidson, Y. Hara, K. M. Thomas, A. Martinez, A. Galvan, J. M. Halperin, C. Rodríguez-Aranda and N. Tottenham (2004). Role of the Caudate Nucleus in Development of Attention Switching. Developmental Science 7(5), 534-542.
C. Rodríguez -Aranda (2003). Reduced writing and reading speed and age-related changes in verbal fluency tasks. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 17 (2), 203-215.
A. Ågmo, C. Belzung, and C. Rodríguez (1997). A rat model of distractibility: effects of drugs modifying dopaminergic, noradrenergic and GABAergic neurotransmission. Journal of Neural Transmission, 104, 11-29.