Leibniz Research Alliance
Healthy Ageing

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From mice to men

Human ageing is associated with deficits in goal-directed learning and reduced neural plasticity. Yet, the underlying neural mechanisms remain poorly understood as most age-comparative human studies rely on correlational designs. Our focus group develops a species-comparative paradigm to examine effects of external (e.g. environmental enrichment) and internal (e.g. epi-genetic) factors as well as interventions (cognitive, physical training) on learning strategies and neural plasticity in ageing.

PD Dr. Stefan Getzmann

Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo)
Phone: ++49 (0)231 / 10 84 338