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.

Head:
PD Dr. Stefan Getzmann

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