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Cognitive and Neurophysiology of Aging Lab

Cognitive Aging Lab



Our research is aimed at improving the effectiveness of cognitive training techniques to compensate for age-related cognitive decline and to prevent dementia such as Alzheimer's disease. Ultimately, our goal is to promote health, well-being, and independence among older adults.

Interested in volunteering in our research?
Please call (813) 974-6703 for information.

We are seeking volunteers age 60 and older for research studies aimed at preventing dementia. We are seeking healthy volunteers without signs of dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease or who have mild cognitive impairment.

You may qualify if you: 

  • Do not have a neurological disorder
  • Have not had a major stroke or brain injury
  • Do not plan chemotherapy, radiation, or anesthesia in the next 5 months.

Please call us at (813) 974-6703 for more information.  

Selected Publications

Edwards, J.D. Xu, H., Clark, D. O, Guey, L. Ross, L.A., & Unverzagt, F. (2017). Cognitive speed of processing training reduces dementia risk. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions.

Edwards, J.D., *Fausto, B.A., *Tetlow, A.M., *Corona, R.T., *Valdes, E.G. (2017). Systematic review and meta-analyses of useful field of view cognitive training. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews.

Edwards, J.D., Lister, J.J., Lin, F.R., Andel, R., Brown, L.M., & Wood, J. (2016). Association of hearing impairment and subsequent driving mobility in older adults. The Gerontologist. 10.1093/geront/gnw009

*Ellis, M., Edwards, J.D., *Peterson, L., *Roker, R. & Athilingam, P. (2014). Effects of cognitive speed of processing training among older adults with heart failure. Journal of Aging & Health, 26(4): 600-615. doi: 10.1177/0898264314525666

Edwards, J.D., *Valdes, E.V., *Peronto, C.L., *Castora-Binkley, M., *Alwerdt, J., Andel, R. & Lister, J.J. (2013). The efficacy of InSight cognitive training to improve Useful Field of View performance: A brief report. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gbt113

O'Brien, J.L., Edwards, J.D., Maxfield, N.D., *Peronto, C.L., Williams, V.A. & Lister, J.J. (2013). Cognitive training and selective attention in the aging brain: An electrophysiological study. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124: 2198-2208. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2013.05.012.

Edwards, J.D., Hauser, R.A., O'Connor, M.L., Valdes, E.G., Zesiewicz, T.A., Uc, E.Y. (2013). Randomized trial of cognitive speed of processing training in Parkinson disease. Neurology, 81:1-7. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182a823ba.

Edwards, J.D., Ruva, C.L., O'Brien, J.L., Haley, C.B. & Lister, J.J. (2013). An examination of mediators of the transfer of cognitive speed of processing training to everyday functional performance. Psychology and Aging. doi: 10.1037/a0030474

Valdes, E.G., O'Connor, M.L. & Edwards, J.D. (2012). The effects of cognitive speed of processing training among older adults with psychometrically-defined mild cognitive impairment. Current Alzheimer Research, 9: 999-1009. doi:10.2174-156720-512803568984.