Cognitive Compensation in Ageing

Project: Research

Project Description

Decline in cognitive control can have a devastating effect on an individual's capacity to live a high quality and safe independent life. It is an untested assumption that older adults can compensate for age-related changes in cognitive control function to perform at the same level as younger adults. This project will be the first to test this widely-held assumption and will examine changes in cognitive control and the emergence of compensation over the adult lifespan (20-90yrs). The results will establish whether cognitive compensation is an effective mechanism to maintain cognitive control function into old age and will inform future strategies to help older individuals live more successful and productive independent lives for longer.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date9/03/157/03/20

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD283,536.00
  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD92,400.00