Aging and Neurocognition Lab (AANCL)

Research Goals

Research at the Aging and Neurocognition Lab (AANCL) has two overarching goals:

  • To understand how age and age-related conditions (e.g., mild cognitive impairment (MCI); Alzheimer’s disease dementia; age-associated hearing loss) impact higher-order cognitive functions (e.g., semantic processing; executive function)
  • To develop cognitive and social engagement approaches to enhance and maintain brain health in older adults


  • Congratulations to Natalia!
    Natalia Wictoria Rzepa, received the National NSSLHA’s 2022-2023 Undergraduate Scholarship of $1,000. Congratulations Natalia!
  • Holly Panfil Receives Fulbright!
    Holly Panfil has received a Fulbright Canada—Mitacs Globalink Internship. This award pairs top-ranked U.S. students with faculty at Canadian academic institutions for a 10-12 week research project.
  • Welcome Nila!
    We welcome Dr. Nila Albuquerque to the team as a post doctoral fellow.