The Center for Lifespan Psychology
A Philosopher of the Enlightenment Era: Tetens
The Center's Projects
Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research
Jacobs ISSBD Fellowship Program for Early Career Scholars
Lindenberger, U. (2014). Human cognitive aging: Corriger la fortune? Science, 346(6209), 572–578. doi: 10.1126/science. 1254403
Consensus on the Brain Training Industry from the Scientific Community
From the statement of experts in the field:
"We object to the claim that brain games offer consumers a scientifically grounded avenue to reduce or reverse cognitive decline when there is no compelling scientific evidence to date that they do. The promise of a magic bullet detracts from the best evidence to date, which is that cognitive health in old age reflects the long-term effects of healthy, engaged lifestyles. In the judgment of the signatories below, exaggerated and misleading claims exploit the anxieties of older adults about impending cognitive decline. We encourage continued careful research and validation in this field."
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The graphical structural equation modeling software Ωnyx has been released. It was developed by the Center for Lifespan Psychology and the University of Virgina, and is available free of charge!
The Anatomy of Learning
An article about work carried out at the Center for Lifespan Psychology was published under this heading in MaxPlanckResearch 2/2013 — Focus Neurobiology.
LIFE is a graduate program of the Max Planck Society. Human development across the lifespan is its research topic.
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