On Sunday May 29th at Fireman's Park, The Campbell Neurocognitive Aging Lab joined Brock's Face Perception Lab at the 2022 Walk for Alzheimer's. The Campbell Lab managed to raise $2206 for the Alzheimer Society of the Niagara Region! The Alzheimer Society of the Niagara Region is an incredible organization, filled with passionate staff, care partners, and clients. Since getting involved, both labs have managed to raise over $11,000 in total. Thank you to our wonderful team for participating!
Sarah presented her recent work on age differences in event segmentation at the 2022 Rotman Research Institute Conference and received an Outstanding Poster Presentation award
The Campbell lab has been awarded a $340K Project Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to look at the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying age-related declines in associative memory and to develop a novel technique to improve older adults' memory for events in everyday life.
Associative memory, or the ability to link different pieces of information together (e.g., a face and a name), underlies our ability to remember entire events from our lives. This type of memory helps you remember details such as where you were and who you were with during a particular life event. Associative memory is known to decline with age and is one of the first forms of memory to be affected by dementia, which currently afflicts over half a million Canadians at an annual cost of $10.4 billion. Despite the heavy cost to Canadians, both financially and in terms of quality of life, we still have a poor understanding of why associative memory declines with age.
Thus, the primary goal of the proposed research is to advance our understanding of the
cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying age-related declines in associative memory and to develop a simple technique that older adults can use in everyday life to improve their memory for events.
Dr. Campbell has been awarded a Brock SSHRC Explore Grant in collaboration with Dr. William Hall (Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology) and Alison O'Connor (PhD Student, Department of Psychology). The grant is entitled "Exploring younger and older adults’ implicit and explicit honesty attitudes" and will examine age differences in attitudes towards children and how these relate to the decisions people make in the court room.
Congratulations to the students in our lab for the awards they have recently received!