Our research centers on understanding changes in learning and memory that accompany healthy adult aging. We use behavioural and neuroimaging methods to investigate how younger and older adults differ in their approaches to learning new materials and correcting their mistakes. Our lab is located in the Hilliard Residence at Glendon College. 

We are currently looking for healthy older adults over the age of 60 to participate in online and in-person studies. Click on the “Participate in Research” page in the menu above to get in touch!


Current research projects

Our lab uses a variety of behavioural approaches to answer the question: Do healthy older adults learn differently from younger adults? Currently, we are pursuing three lines of inquiry:

1) Relationship between curiosity and memory among healthy younger and older adults.

2) Empirical validation of online testing of memory and attention among healthy older adults.

3) Neural correlates of errorless and trial-and-error learning among healthy young and older adults.


Public speaking

I regularly give talks in the community on the topic of healthy aging and memory. If you would like me to speak at your next event, please contact me at cyrandre@yorku.ca.