CIGEV, area gerontology: Research on Lifespan, Multidirectionality and Plasticity – Director: Matthias Kliegel

Cognitive ageing

Projects in this research area:

Cognitive Control Development

The project targets the development of prospective memory, the memory for future intentions. A specific focus is at understanding mechanisms that underlie age-related prospective memory, in particular the impact of cognitive control processes to monitor for the target cue.

Cognitive Training and Plasticity

This project comprises the research line on cognitive plasticity.

Does a Metacognition Deficit Underly the Real World/Laboratory Prospective Memory Paradox in Healthy and Pathological Aging?

The project targets the role of metacognition in the so called age prospective memory paradox. It tests whether the paradoxical pattern is due to metacognition, based on the capacity to monitor our cognitive abilities and put in place strategies to overcome potential weaknesses.

Jobs4U – Improving Job Search

The project “Jobs4U” proposes to study different aspects that can help job seekers find jobs. Specifically, it aims to examine and compare the benefits of three interventions: the first intervention targets improving the match between job seekers and vacancies, the second targets augmenting cognitive capacities of job seekers, whereas the third targets supporting job seekers to achieve self-imposed search goals. Further, Jobs4u proposes to explore the role of matches, brains, and nudges both individually and combined to test whether there are complementarities.

Neural correlates of prospective memory

This projects aims to understand the neural mechanisms of prospective memory.

The interplay of working memory and prospective memory across the lifespan

This projects aims to understand the interplay of working memory and prospective memory.