Ilana (Lani) Bennett, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521 Phone: (951) 827-2546
University of California, Riverside
Most of us are familiar with the notion that our memory gets worse as we get older. But, in fact, not all forms of memory decline with age. And it’s not just about aging. Across the lifespan, there are some adults who have worse memory than their peers.
The Laboratory of Aging and Neurocognitive Imaging (LANI lab) seeks to advance our understanding of individual- and age-related differences in the way we acquire and retrieve information by (1) identifying the neural substrates of various forms of learning and memory and (2) examining the extent to which these neural substrates differ in adults across the lifespan. We use a combination of traditional and advanced structural and functional neuroimaging techniques, including ultra-high resolution and multi-compartment diffusion imaging, quantitative susceptibility mapping, and univariate and multivariate functional MRI. We focus on cognitively normal younger, older, and oldest-old adults, with the broader goal of identifying cognitive and neural markers of mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease.