Guido Band is a professor in applied cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience at Leiden University, Netherlands. Initially he studied age-related decline of control processes like performance monitoring, inhibition, working memory, and flexibility with the help of psychophysiology. More recently his interest shifted towards applied cognitive psychology, and in particular cognitive enhancement. He is interested in the effectiveness of lifestyle interventions like game training and physical exercise to buffer age related cognitive decline, but also in policy issues associated with maintaining a healthy older workforce.
PD Stephan Getzmann is head of IfADo networking group "Aging" Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors in Dortmund, Germany. His main research interests are in the understanding of interactions between endogenous and environmental factors on cognitive functions in cognitive aging, in determining the consequences of age-related changes in cognitive functions for the workplace, as well as in promoting healthy aging and preservation of working ability by active intervention. He is also interested in age-related changes in auditory perception and speech comprehension that are important for mobility and car driving ability in seniors.
Ralf Krampe is a professor of psychology at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He is the head of the BAT-lab (Balance-Action and Timing Lab), which is part of the Brain and Cognition research group within the faculty of psychology and education. His main research interests are in the maintenance of expertise and skills in later adulthood and the lifespan development of sensorimotor functions and their interplay with cognition (multi-tasking). For some years, he has also gotten into fMRI and adult age neurocognitive development.
Jutta Kray is a professor of psychology at Saarland University, Germany. She is in the Advisory Board of the Leibniz Society for Healthy Aging and Member of the EUCAS since 2017. Her main research interests are in understanding lifespan changes in cognitive control and its neuronal underpinnings, cognitive interventions, the role of language for action regulation, the interplay between cognition and motivation as well as emotion across the lifespan, and more recently on adult age differences in language comprehension.
Professor Mike Martin is a Chair in Psychology of Aging and Gerontology at the University of Zurich. He is Director of the University Research Priority Program “Dynamics of Healthy Aging”, and head of the Cognition and aging research group at the Department of Psychology. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles on healthy aging and the relations between cognitive abilities and real-life cognitive, social, and mobility activities. He is currently member of a WHO Working Group on Metrics and Research Standards for Healthy Aging developing the next generation of contextualized cognitive health assessment tools and leads efforts to establish a new research field of semantic cognitive activity analytics for healthy aging, exploiting the opportunities of portable high-density activity measurements.
Professor Louise Phillips is a Chair in Psychology at the University of Aberdeen, UK. She is Director of Research for the School of Psychology, and head of the Cognition research group and the Aging, Cognition and Emotion Lab. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles on the effects of adult aging and neurodegenerative diseases on social, emotional and cognitive skills. Her main research interests are in the effects of aging on person perception, and how this is influenced by age-related motivational and cognitive changes. Also, she is interested in how aging influences the regulation of cognitive and emotional function.
Ludmila Zajac-Lamparska, PhD, is a Assistant Professor in Psychology at Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland, and head of the Laboratory of Research on Cognitive Aging. She has published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on aging from cognitive, neurocognitive, social and personality perspectives. Her main research interests are cognitive interventions for older adults, compensatory brain activity in older adults and successful ageing. She is also interested in psychological assessment of cognitive skills and diagnosis of neurodegenerative disorders.
Prof. Dr. S. Ballesteros, president
Prof. Dr. J. Yordanova, secretary
Prof. Dr. M. Martin, treasurer
Prof. Dr. M. Isingrini, board member
Prof. Dr. S. Swinnen, board member
Prof. Dr. R. Krampe, board member
Prof. Dr. J. Kray, board member
Poster prize winners at the Aging & Cognition
Dr. Fabienne Collette (University of Liège, Belgium)
Morgane Kuenzi (University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Dr. Caroline Seer (KU Leuven, Belgium)