Research in the Cognitive Aging Laboratory

A major focus in the Cognitive Aging Lab is the Virginia Cognitive Aging Project (VCAP). This is currently one of the largest active longitudinal studies of aging involving comprehensive cognitive assessments in adults ranging from 18 to 99 years of age in the world. Over 5,000 adults have participated in our three-session (6-8 hour) assessment at least once, with about 2,500 participating at least twice, and about 1300 of them participating three or more times. The data from this project have served as the basis of student theses and dissertations, and have been described in numerous scientific publications (available in the Resources section of this website).