Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.), Humboldt University Berlin
As leader of the Plasticity in Childhood project, I seek to understand how brain maturation and cognitive development mutually influence each other and are shaped by changing environmental influences. I am particularly interested in how the ability to flexibly monitor and regulate learning and memory changes in childhood and adolescence, as well as in later adulthood. I adopt a multi-method approach, including training and experimental studies with children and adults that I combine with physiological measures such as structural and functional MRI or eye tracking, along with multivariate statistical methods of change and variability.
Fandakova, Y., Lindenberger, U., & Shing, Y. L. (2015). Episodic memory across the lifespan: General trajectories and modifiers. In D. R. Addis, M. Barense, & A. Duarte (Eds.), The Wiley handbook on the cognitive neuroscience of memory (pp. 309-325). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.|
Fandakova, Y., Lindenberger, U., & Shing, Y. L. (2015). Maintenance of youth-like processing protects against false memory in later adulthood. Neurobiology of Aging, 36, 933-941. doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.10.022
Fandakova, Y., Lindenberger, U., & Shing, Y. L. (2014). Deficits in process-specific prefrontal and hippocampal activations contribute to adult age differences in episodic memory interference. Cerebral Cortex, 24, 1832-1844. doi:10.1093/cercor/bht034
Fandakova, Y., Sander, M. C., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Shing, Y. L. (2014). Age differences in short-term memory binding are related to working memory performance across the lifespan. Psychology and Aging, 29, 140-149. doi:10.1037/a0035347
Fandakova, Y., Shing, Y. L., & Lindenberger, U. (2013). Differences in binding and monitoring mechanisms contribute to lifespan age differences in false memory. Developmental Psychology, 49, 1822-1832. doi:10.1037/a0031361
Fandakova, Y., Shing, Y. L., & Lindenberger, U. (2013). High-confidence memory errors in old age: The roles of monitoring and binding processes. Memory, 21, 732-750. doi:10.1080/09658211.2012.756038
Fandakova, Y., Shing, Y. L., & Lindenberger, U. (2012). Heterogeneity in memory training improvement among older adults: A latent class analysis. Memory, 20, 554-567. doi:10.1080/09658211.2012.687051
Burgmans, S., Gronenschild, E. H. B. M., Fandakova, Y., Shing, Y. L., Van Boxtel, M. P. J., Vuurman, E. F. P. M., Uylings, H. B. M., Jolles, J., & Raz, N. (2011). Age differences in speed of processing are partially mediated by differences in axonal integrity. NeuroImage, 55, 1287-1297. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.01.002
Shing, Y. L., Rodrigue, K. M., Kennedy, K. M., Fandakova, Y., Bodammer, N. C., Werkle-Bergner, M., Lindenberger, U., & Raz, N. (2011). Hippocampal subfield volumes: Age, vascular risk, and correlation with associative memory. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 3:2. doi:10.3389/fnagi.2011.00002
Fandakova, Y. (2008). Associative and strategic components of episodic memory across the lifespan: An application of latent growth models. Diploma thesis, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany.