The Rajah Lab uses behavioral and neuroimaging methods to investigate:
- How the human brain supports our ability to learn and remember past events in rich detail (episodic memory)
- How age and risk-factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD) impact the structural and functional networks related to episodic memory.
Our current research projects explore: the linear and non-liner affects of age on brain structure, function and memory; the role of cognitive reserve and compensation on successful cognitive aging; sex differences in brain aging and memory; and the impact of menopausal transition on episodic memory and brain function in middle-aged women. In addition, we are studying how having specific genetic risk factors for late-onset AD (i.e. an apolipoprotein E e4 allele) interacts with the affect of age on brain structure/function, memory, and other cognitive abilities. To learn more about us, please explore our website and feel free to contact us!