Welcome to the Rajah Lab!

We conduct adult lifespan research in the cognitive neuroscience of memory, aging and dementia prevention.

We use multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), behavioral experimentation, neuropsychological, physiological and genetic methods in combination with multivariate statistics to study:

  • Episodic memory-related brain function across the adult lifespan
  • Sex and gender effects on brain aging and cognition
  • Midlife as a critical period in adulthood
    • the effect of menopause on brain structure, function and cognition
    • the effect of family history and genetic risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) on brain structure, function and memory in women and men
  • How individual differences in lifestyle factors and social determinants of health effect brain aging and cognition in women and men

We test young, middle-aged and older adults from diverse backgrounds to ensure our research findings are more representative and generalisable to the Canadian population.

Our lab is located at the Brain Imaging Centre, Douglas Institute Research Centre, CIUSS l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal & McGill University.

Our research is funded by: