Human Development and Aging

Our team works to understand the processes that influence cognitive and motor decline in late adulthood through a behavioral and clinical neuroscientific approach. Normal and pathological conditions are studied, which includes successful aging, typical aging, mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Although we have a special focus on adult development and aging, our pool of participants has included teenagers from 16 years of age and beyond. We employ a wide range of methods to analyze cognitive abilities, behavior and motor functions that comprise neuropsychological testing, motion capture techniques, spatio-temporal gait analysis, spectrogram analysis as well as brain imaging (MRI).  


Below you find more detailed information about our most central projects.



  • Interplay of cognition and gait in normal and pathological aging

  • Age-related changes in dexterity and cognition in normal aging

  • Psychomotor decline of speech production in Alzheimer’s disease and normal aging and their association with myelin degeneration.