About us

LCBC’s research goal is to understand brain and cognition. How does brain and cognition change throughout the entire lifespan, and how we can optimise them. We aim to explain, predict, and promote cognitive function from birth to old age.

A key investigation is the great variation in brain and cognition within and across individuals. We believe this is best studied using longitudinal studies. These are studies that follow people over many years. We also look at how brain and cognition is affected by risk factors and transitions into clinical conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease.


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Research areas

Our research areas span the field of psychology, medicine, pharmacology and more. The common feature of our research is understanding how cognition and the brain change throughout the lifespan.

Om oss

LCBC’s forskningsmål er å forstå hvordan hjerne og kognisjon forandrer seg gjennom livsløpet vårt og hvordan vi kan optimalisere den. Vårt mål er å forklare, predikere, og promotere kognitive funksjoner fra vi blir født og gjennom resten av vårt livssløp.

Det er en enorm variasjon over hvordan hjernen vår er og kognisjon mellom alle individer. Vi mener at den beste måten å undersøke denne variasjonen er gjennom longitudinelle studier, dette er studier hvor man følger mennesker over flere år. Vi ser også på hvordan hjernen og kognisjon påvirkes av risk faktorer og fasen over til kliniske tilstander, blant annet Alzheimer sykdom.

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Hot off the press!


Comparative morphology of the corpus callosum across the adult lifespan in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and humans.

Journal of Comparative Neurology Westerhausen, Rene; Fjell, Anders Martin; Kompus, Kristiina; Schapiro, Steven J.; Sherwood, Chet C.; Walhovd, Kristine B; Hopkins, William D.

Genetic risk for Alzheimer disease predicts hippocampal volume through the human lifespan.

 Neurology: Genetics Walhovd, Kristine B; Fjell, Anders Martin; Sørensen, Øystein; Mowinckel, Athanasia Monika; Reinbold, Céline Sonja; Idland, Ane-Victoria; Watne, Leiv; Franke,…

Within-session verbal learning slope is predictive of lifespan delayed recall, hippocampal volume, and memory training benefit, and is heritable.

Scientific Reports Walhovd, Kristine B; Bråthen, Anne Cecilie Sjøli; Panizzon, Matthew S.; Mowinckel, Athanasia Monika; Sørensen, Øystein; de Lange, Ann-Marie Glasø; Krogsrud,…

Methylphenidate effects on cortical thickness in children and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A randomized clinical trial

American Journal of Neuroradiology Walhovd, Kristine B; Amlien, Inge Kasbohm; Schrantee, Anouk; Rohani, Darius Adam; Groote, Inge Rasmus; Bjørnerud, Atle; Fjell, Anders Martin;…

The Functional Foundations of Episodic Memory Remain Stable Throughout the Lifespan.

Cerebral Cortex Vidal-Piñeiro, Didac; Sneve, Markus Handal; Amlien, Inge Kasbohm; Grydeland, Håkon; Mowinckel, Athanasia Monika; Roe, James Michael; Sørensen, Øystein; Nyberg,…

Cellular correlates of cortical thinning throughout the lifespan.

Scientific Reports Vidal-Piñeiro, Didac; Parker, Nadine; Shin, Jean; French, Leon; Grydeland, Håkon; Jackowski, Andrea; Mowinckel, Athanasia Monika; Patel, Yash; Pausova, Zdenka;…

The Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Aging.

Cambridge University Press Thomas, Ayanna K.; Walhovd, Kristine B; Fjell, Anders Martin.

Forecasting memory function in aging: pattern-completion ability and hippocampal activity relate to visuospatial functioning over 25 years.

Neurobiology of Aging Nyberg, Lars Erik; Grande, Xenia; Andersson, Micael; Berron, David; Lundquist, Anders; Stiernstedt, Mikael; Fjell, Anders Martin; Walhovd, Kristine B; Orädd,…

Level of body fat relates to memory decline and interacts with age in its association with hippocampal and subcortical atrophy.

Neurobiology of Aging Nyberg, Claudia; Fjell, Anders Martin; Walhovd, Kristine B.

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