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Yvonne Brehmer

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Short CV: 
  • Docent (associate professor) in Psychology, 2017, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm
  • Dr. rer.nat. (PhD) in Psychology, 2006, Humboldt University, Berlin, German
  • Dipl. Psych. (M.A. in Psychology), 2003, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
Research Interests: 
  • Cognitive plasticity in childhood and old age 
  • Memory training across the lifespan
  • Neural correlates of age-related cognitive changes
  • Underpinnings of inter-individual differences in associative memory in old age 

Selected Literature: 
  • Becker, N., Kalpouzos, G., Persson, J., Laukka, E. J., & Brehmer, Y. (2017). Differential effects of encoding instructions on neural correlates of item and associative memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29, 545-559
  • Bellander, M., Eschen, A., Lövdén, M., Martin, M., Bäckman, Y., & Brehmer, Y. (2017). No Evidence for Improved Associative Memory Performance Following Process-based Associative Memory Training in Older Adults.Frontiers Aging Neuroscience, 8, 326.  
  • Papenberg, G., Becker, N., Laukka, E.J., Naveh-Benjamin, M., Bäckman, L., & Brehmer, Y. (2017). Dopamine receptor genes modulate associative memory in old age. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29, 245-253. 
  • Brehmer, Y., Shing, Y. L., Heekeren, H. R., Lindenberger, U., & Bäckman, L. (2016). Training-Induced Changes in Subsequent Memory Effects:  No Major Differences Among Children, Younger Adults, and Older Adults. NeuroImage131, 214-225. 
  • Becker, N., Laukka, E. J., Kalpouzos, G., Naveh-Benjamin, M., Bäckman, L., & Brehmer, Y. (2015). Structural brain correlates of associative memory in older adults. NeuroImage118, 146-153.
  • Brehmer, Y., Rieckmann, A., Bellander, M., Westerberg, H., Fischer, H. & Bäckman, L. (2011). Neural correlates of training-related working memory gains in old age. NeuroImage58, 1110-1120. 
  • Brehmer, Y., Li, S.-C., Mueller, V., v.Oertzen, T., Lindenberger, U. (2007). Memory plasticity across the life span: Uncovering children’s latent potential. Developmental Psychology43, 465-478.

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zuklappen Publications

  • Becker, N., Kalpouzos, G., Persson, J., Laukka, E. J., & Brehmer, Y. (2017). Differential effects of encoding instructions on neural correlates of item and associative memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29, 545-559.
  • Bellander, M., Eschen, A., Lövdén, M., Martin, M., Bäckman, Y., & Brehmer, Y. (2017). No Evidence for Improved Associative Memory Performance Following Process-based Associative Memory Training in Older Adults. Frontiers Aging Neuroscience, 8, 326.
  • Papenberg, G., Becker, N., Laukka, E.J., Naveh-Benjamin, M., Bäckman, L., & Brehmer, Y. (2017). Dopamine receptor genes modulate associative memory in old age.Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29, 245-253.
  • Shing, Y. L., Brehmer, Y., Heekeren, H. R., Bäckman, L., & Lindenberger, U. (2016). Neural activation patterns of successful episodic encoding: Reorganization during childhood, maintenance in old age. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 59-69.
  • Köhncke, Y., Laukka, E. J., Brehmer, Y., Kalpouzos, G., Li, T.-Q., Fratiglioni, L., Bäckman, L. & Lövdén, M. (2016). Three-year changes in leisure activities are associated with concurrent changes in white matter microstructure and perceptual speed in individuals aged 80 years and older. Neurobiology of Aging, 41, 173–186.
  • Brehmer, Y., Shing, Y. L., Heekeren, H. R., Lindenberger, U., & Bäckman, L. (2016). Training-Induced Changes in Subsequent Memory Effects:  No Major Differences Among Children, Younger Adults, and Older Adults. NeuroImage, 131, 214-225.
  • Bellander, M., Berggren, R., Mårtensson, J., Brehmer, Y., Wenger, E., Li, T.-Q., Bodammer, N. C., Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Lövdén, M. (2016). Behavioral correlates of changes in hippocampal grey matter structure during acquisition of foreign vocabulary. NeuroImage, 131, 205-213.
  • Becker, N., Laukka, E. J., Kalpouzos, G., Naveh-Benjamin, M., Bäckman, L., & Brehmer, Y. (2015). Structural brain correlates of associative memory in older adults. NeuroImage, 118, 146-153.
  • Brehmer, Y., Kalpouzos, G., Wenger, E., & Lövdén, M. (2014). Plasticity of brain and cognition in older adults. Psychological Research, 78, 790–802.
  • Mattli, F., Schnitzspahn, K., Studerus-Germann, A., Brehmer, Y. & Zoellig, J. (2013). Prospective memory across the lifespan: Investigating the contribution of retrospective and prospective processes. Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 21, 515–43.
  • Lövdén, M., Brehmer, Y., Li, S.-C., & Lindenberger, U. (2012). Training- induced compensation versus magnification of individual differences in memory performance. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:141.
  • Brehmer, Y., Westerberg, H. & Bäckman, L. (2012). Working memory training in younger and older adults: Training gains, transfer, and maintenance. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 6:63.
  • Brehmer, Y., Rieckmann, A., Bellander, M., Westerberg, H., Fischer, H. & Bäckman, L. (2011). Neural correlates of training-related working memory gains in old age. NeuroImage, 58, 1110-1120.
  • Bellander, M., Brehmer, Y., Westerberg, H., Karlsson, S., Furth, D., Bergman, O., Eriksson, E., & Bäckman, L. (2011). Preliminary evidence that allelic variation in the LMX1A gene influences training-related working memory improvement. Neuropsychologia 49, 1938–1942.
  • Rieckmann, A., Karlsson, S., Karlsson, P., Brehmer, Y., Fischer, H., Farde, L., Nyberg, L., & Bäckman, L. (2011). Patterns of relationship within and between dopamine pathways in healthy younger and older adults: Links to performance.Cerebral Cortex, 21, 2023-2032.
  • Bäckman, L., Karlsson, S., Fischer, H., Karlsson, P., Brehmer, Y., Rieckman, A., Mac Donald, S., Frade, L., & Nyberg, L. (2011). Dopamine D1 receptors and age differences in brain activation during working memory. Neurobiology of Aging, 32, 1849-1856.
  • Fischer, H., Nyberg, L., Karlsson, S., Karlsson, P., Farde, L., Rieckmann, A., Brehmer, Y., & Bäckman, L. (2010). Simulating Cognitive Aging: Effects of a Dopaminergic Antagonist on Brain Activation During Working Memory. Biological Psychiatry, 67, 575-580.
  • Shing, Y.L., Werkle-Bergner, M., Brehmer, Y., Müller, V., Li, S.-C., & Lindenberger, U. (2010). Episodic memory across the lifespan: The contribution of strategic and associative components. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews,34, 1080-1091.
  • Karlsson, S., Nyberg, L., Karlsson, P., Fischer, H., Thilers, P., MacDonald, S., Brehmer, Y., Rieckmann, A., Halldin, C., Farde, L., Bäckman, L. (2009). Modulation of striatal dopamine D1 binding by cognitive processing. NeuroImage, 48, 398-404.
  • Brehmer, Y., Westerberg, H., Bellander, M., Fürth, D., Karlsson, S., & Bäckman, L. (2009). Working Memory Plasticity Modulated by Dopamine Transporter Genotype. Neuroscience Letters, 467, 117-120.
  • Brehmer, Y., Li, S.-C., Straube, B., Stoll, G., von Oertzen, T., Mueller, V., & Lindenberger, U. (2008). Comparing Memory Skill Maintenance Across the Lifespan: Preservation in Adults, Increases in Children. Psychology & Aging,23, 227-238.
  • Mueller, V., Brehmer, Y., v.Oertzen, T., Li, S.-C., & Lindenberger, U. (2008). Electrophysiological correlates of selective attention: A lifespan comparison. BMC Neuroscience, 9:18.
  • Brehmer, Y., Li, S.-C., Mueller, V., v.Oertzen, T., Lindenberger, U. (2007). Memory plasticity across the life span: Uncovering children’s latent potential. Developmental Psychology, 43, 465-478.
  • Li, S. C., Brehmer, Y., Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., & Lindenberger, U. (2006). Neuromodulation of associative and organizational plasticity across the life span: Empirical evidence and neurocomputational modeling. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 30, 775-790.