Cognition and Aging Research Lab

Bryn Mawr College


Research in the Cognition and Aging lab focuses on understanding the nature of age-related changes in learning and memory, the perception and experience of emotional stimuli, the effect of stereotypes on judgment and behavior, and the factors that influence memory judgments. We use a combination of behavioral and electrophysiological techniques to investigate how one’s ability to learn and make decisions changes as we get older.

The lab is currently accepting applications for undergraduate student research assistants for the spring 2020 term. Students may volunteer in the lab or may receive course credit in PSYC B403 or INDT B410 if desired. If interested, email Anjali Thapar ( for additional details.