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Associate Professor

Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology




Research interests

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.

Projects:

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.

Teaching

Geropsychology, neuropsychology of aging, cognitive aging and life-span developmental psychology.

Publications in CRIStin


  • Vasylenko, Olena; Gorecka, Marta Maria; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. Manual dexterity in young and healthy older adults. 1. Age- and gender-related differences in unimanual and bimanual performance. Developmental Psychobiology 2018; Volum 60 (4). ISSN 0012-1630.s 407 - 427.s doi: 10.1002/dev.21619.

  • Gorecka, Marta Maria; Vasylenko, Olena; Espenes, Johan Jacob; Waterloo, Knut; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. 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 2018; Volum 111. ISSN 0531-5565.s 253 - 262.s doi: 10.1016/j.exger.2018.07.015.

  • Vasylenko, Olena; Gorecka, Marta Maria; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. Manual dexterity in young and healthy older adults. 2. Association with cognitive abilities. Developmental Psychobiology 2018; Volum 60 (4). ISSN 0012-1630.s 428 - 439.s doi: 10.1002/dev.21618.

  • Utne, Inger; Grov, Ellen Karine; Kjerland, Linn Elise; Rønning, Mette; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Rasmussen, Hege Lund; Løyland, Borghild. Oversettelse og kulturell tilpasning av Attentional Function Index (AFI). Sykepleien Forskning 2017. ISSN 1890-2936.s 13 - .s doi: 10.4220/Sykepleienf.2017.64646.

  • Decker, Leslie Marion; Cignetti, Fabien; Hunt, Nathaniel; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Jane, Potter; Stergiou, Nicholas; Studenski, Stephanie A.. Effects of aging on the relationship between cognitive demand and step variability during dual-task walking.. (fulltekst) (omtale) GeroScience 2017; Volum 39 (3). ISSN 2509-2715.s doi: 10.1007/s11357-016-9941-y.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Mittner, Matthias; Vasilenko, Lena. Association between executive functions, working memory, and manual dexterity in young and healthy older adults: An exploratory study. (fulltekst) Perceptual and Motor Skills 2016; Volum 122 (1). ISSN 0031-5125.s 165 - 192.s doi: 10.1177/0031512516628370.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Waterloo, Knut; Johnsen, Stein Harald; Eldevik, Odd Petter; Sparr, Sigurd; Wikran, Gry Charlotte; Herder, Marit; Vangberg, Torgil Riise. Neuroanatomical correlates of verbal fluency in early Alzheimer's disease and normal aging.. Brain and Language 2016; Volum 155-156. ISSN 0093-934X.s 24 - 35.s doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2016.03.001.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Jakobsen, Mona Lovise Kvalsvik. Differential Contribution of Cognitive and Psychomotor Functions to the Age-Related Slowing of Speech Production. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society 2011; Volum 17 (5). ISSN 1355-6177.s 807 - 821.s doi: 10.1017/S1355617711000828.

  • Rosenvinge, Jan H; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. Eldrepsykologi. Gyldendal Akademisk 2011 ISBN 978-82-05-41572-0.s 177 - 185.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Rodriguez, Claudia Aranda; Waterloo, Knut; Sparr, Sigurd; Sundet, Kjetil. Age-related psychomotor slowing as an important component of verbal fluency - Evidence from healthy individuals and Alzheimer's patients. Journal of Neurology 2006; Volum 253. ISSN 0340-5354.s 1414 - 1427.s doi: 10.1007/s00415-006-0225-9.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Sundet, Kjetil Søren. The frontal hypothesis of cognitive aging: factor structure and age effects on four “frontal tests” among healthy individuals. The Journal of Genetic Psychology 2006; Volum 167 (3). ISSN 0022-1325.s 269 - 287.

  • Rodriguez, Claudia Aranda; Martinussen, Monica. Age-related differences in performance of phonemic verbal fluency measured by Controlled Oral Word Association Task (COWAT): A meta-analytic study. Developmental Neuropsychology 2006; Volum 30. ISSN 8756-5641.s 697 - 717.

  • Rodríguez-Aranda, Claudia; Casey, B.J.; Davidson, M.C; Hara, Y; Thomas, K.M.; Martinez, A; Galvan, A; Halperin, J.M.; Tottenham, Nim. Early development of subcortical regions involved in non-cued attention switching. Developmental Science 2004; Volum 7 (5). ISSN 1363-755X.s 534 - 542.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. Reduced writing and reading speed and age-related changes in verbal fluency tasks. The Clinical Neuropsychologist 2003; Volum 17 (2). ISSN 1385-4046.s 203 - 215.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. Praksis med eldre for profesjonsstudiet i psykologi i den kommunale helsetjenesten.. Tidsskriftet aldring og helse 2018; Volum 22 (1). ISSN 1890-4130.s 34 - 37.

  • Castro Chavira, Susana Angelica; Vangberg, Torgil Riise; Gorecka, Marta Maria; Vasylenko, Olena; Waterloo, Knut; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. Association of white matter integrity and gait speed during dual-tasking among community-dwelling elderly adults. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2017 (fulltekst) 2017-11-11 - 2017-11-15 2017.

  • Decker, Leslie M.; Cignetti, Fabien; Hunt, Nathaniel; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Potter, Jane F.; Stergiou, Nicholas; Studenski, Stephanie A.. Erratum to: Effects of aging on the relationship between cognitive demand and step variability during dual-task walking (AGE, (2016), 38, 4, (363-375), 10.1007/s11357-016-9941-y). GeroScience 2017; Volum 39 (3). ISSN 2509-2715.s 357 - 358.s doi: 10.1007/s11357-017-9974-x.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. Den spreke eldrebølgen. 2016.

  • Gorecka, Marta Maria; Klaussen, Matilde; Waterloo, Knut; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. Changes in Attentional Control and Gait in MCI and Healthy Elderly during Dichotic Listening in Dual-Tasking. Neuroscience 2016 2016-11-12 - 2016-11-16 2016.

  • Gorecka, Marta Maria; Mittner, Matthias; Byre, Vilde K.; Evjen, Amie; Waterloo, Knut; Vasylenko, Olena; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. How does age-related hearing loss affect dual-task execution in cognitively healthy older adults?. The 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology (23 NKG) 2016-06-19 - 2016-06-22 2016.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. Praksisstudier innen eldreomsorg for psykologistudenter ved UiT. Nasjonalt samarbeidsorgan mellom helse- og utdanningssektoren (NSHU) 2015-02-05 - 2015-02-05 2015.

  • Gorecka, Marta Maria; Waterloo, Knut; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. Interplay of auditory attention and gait in MCI and normal aging: A dual-task study. Alzheimer Association International Conference 2014 2014-07-11 - 2014-07-17 2014.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. Eldre psykologi og praksis med eldre ved institutt for psykologi, UiT. Presentasjon til Arbeiderpartiet (nasjonal helseutvalg) 2014-10-17 - 2014-10-17 2014.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. Dedifferentiation of Cognitive and Motor Functions in Aging. The 8th Faculty of Human Sciences Colloquium 2013-05-29 - 2013-05-29 2013.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. How many animals can you name?. 2013.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Espenes, Ragna; Holthe, Marit Moe; Waterloo, Knut; Vangberg, Torgil Riise. Brain activation patterns during semantic verbal fluency in active and educated healthy seniors: A covert fMRI study. Society for Neuroscience; 43th Annual Meeting 2013-11-09 - 2013-11-13 2013.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Holmen, Ann Helen; Strand Thorbjørnsen, Guro; Johnsen, Stein Harald; Waterloo, Knut. Time course analysis of verbal fluency processing in mild AD patients: Storage loss, or retrieval slowing?. 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2013-06-23 - 2013-06-27 2013.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Eriksen, Mari Lise. Addressing the link between age-related cognitive decline and fine motor dexterity in healthy elderly. International Neuropsychological Society 2013-02-06 - 2013-02-09 2013.

  • Gorecka, Marta Maria; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. Effects of walking on dichotic listening performance among young healthy adults. International Neuropsychological Society 2012 2012-06-27 - 2012-06-30 2012.

  • Vangberg, Torgil; Waterloo, Knut; Eldevik, Petter; Johnsen, Stein Harald; Sparr, Sigurd; Wikran, Gry Charlotte; Herder, Marit; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. MMSE score is associated with white matter integrity in early Alzheimer’s disease. Society for Neuroscience 2012 2012-10-13 - 2012-10-17 2012.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Waterloo, Knut; Eldevik, Odd Petter; Gorecka, Marta Maria; Vangberg, Torgil. The relationship between verbal fluency performance and white matter integrity in healthy aging individuals. Society for Neuroscience 2011-11-12 - 2011-11-16 2011.

  • Vangberg, Torgil; Waterloo, Knut; Eldevik, Petter; Johnsen, Stein Harald; Sparr, Sigurd; Wikran, Gry; Herder, Marit; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. Association between specific deficits on verbal processing and white matter integrity in mild Alzheimer’s disease. Society for Neuroscience, 40th Annual Meeting 2010-11-13 - 2010-11-17 2010.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Jakobsen, Mona. Contribution of cognitive and psychomotor mechanisms to the age-related slowing of verbal processing. International Neuropsychological Society 38th Annual Meeting 2010, Acapulco Mexico 2010-02-03 - 2011-02-06 2010.

  • Vangberg, Torgil Riise; Juta, C; Bakken Arnesen, R E; Eldevik, Petter; Johnsen, stein harald; Sparr, Sigurd; Waterloo, Knut; Rodriguez, Claudia aranda. Can psychomotor decline on speech production in mild Alzheimer's disease be due to reduced cerebellar gray matter?. Regional forskningskonferanse i medisin og helse 2009-03-25 - 2009-03-26 2009.

  • Yentes, Jennifer; Decker, Leslie; Myers, Sara; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Potter, Jane; Stergiou, Nick. Aging and dual task alter amount and structure of lower limb kinematic variability during gait. Society for Neuroscience, 39th Annual Meeting 2009-10-17 - 2009-10-21 2009.

  • Momcilovic, Mira; Decker, Leslie; Myers, Sara; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Potter, Jane; Stergiou, Nick. Performance of dichotic listening task under various attentional instructions have differential effects on gait asymmetry in young adults. Society for Neuroscience, 39th Annual Meeting 2009-10-17 - 2009-10-21 2009.

  • Myers, Sara; Decker, Leslie; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Potter, Jane; Stergiou, Nick. Gait variability can predict cognitive performance on the semantic fluency test. Society for Neuroscience, 39th Annual Meeting 2009-10-17 - 2009-10-21 2009.

  • Decker, Leslie; Myers, Sara; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Potter, Jane; Stergiou, Nick. Performance of dual-tasks requiring language perception, attention, and executive control processes have differential effects on stride width in young adults. Society for Neuroscience, 39th Annual Meeting 2009-10-17 - 2009-10-21 2009.

  • Decker, Leslie; Myers, Sara; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Potter, Jane; Stergiou, Nick. Task difficulty affects gait variability during dual task in healthy young and older adults. 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2009-07-05 - 2009-07-09 2009.

  • Decker, Leslie; Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Myers, Sara; Stergiou, Nick. Verbal fluency tasks affect gait variability and asymmetry. Gait and Clinical Movement Analysis Society, 14th Annual Meeting 2009-03-10 - 2009-03-13 2009.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Bakken- Arnesen, Ruth Elisabeth; Jota, Caroline; Eldevik, Odd Petter; Johnsen, Stein Harald; Sparr, Sigurd; Waterloo, Knut; Vangberg, Torgil. Can psychomotor decline on speech production in mild Alzheimer’s disease be due to reduced cerebellar gray matter?. 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2009-07-05 - 2009-07-09 2009.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Waterloo, Knut; Johnsen, Stein Harald; Eldevik, Petter; Vangberg, Torgil. Changes in psychomotor measures of speech in healthy elderly and mild Alzheimer’s patients and their association to MRI findings. Society for Neuroscience, 39th Annual Meeting 2009-10-17 - 2009-10-21 2009.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia; Decker, Leslie; Myers, Sara; Stergiou, Nick. Evaluering av forholdet mellom gange og cognitive funksjoner: En modell for å studere fall. Regional forskningskonferanse i medisin og helse 2009-03-25 - 2009-03-26 2009.

  • Rodriguez-Aranda, Claudia. Betydningen av “å være glemsk”. En kortfattet oversikt over forskningen om kognitive endringer ved aldringen. Norsk tidsskrift for logopedi 2007; Volum 4. ISSN 0332-7256.s 34 - 39.

  • Rodríguez-Aranda, Claudia. Språk og normal aldring. Den syvende nasjonale konferanse om eldre : Sansetap ved normal aldring. Den syvende nasjonale konferanse om eldre 2004-11-15 - 2004-11-16 2004.

  • Rodríguez-Aranda, Claudia. Hva drømmer blinde mennesker?. (data) (fulltekst) Forskning.no : nettavis med nyheter fra norsk og internasjonal forskning 2004.

  • Publications outside Cristin

    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.