Brain, Behavior, & Cognition
Department of Psychology
Office: 309 Cresap
I am interested broadly in memory plasticity and, more particularly, in the extent to which this plasticity remains present in older adults. My research interests therefore include both the laboratory-based and real-world expression of cognitive decline associated with aging, as well as the possibility of reversing or slowing this decline through cognitive training and/or rehabilitation. I am also interested in the interplay between explicit and implicit learning and memory processes.
Gigler, Jennings, Dagenbach & Dove. Combining physical exercise and repetition-lag training to improve everyday memory function in older adults, November, 2010. Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society.
Gigler & Reber. Training working memory using a novel visuospatial task, May, 2011. Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center’s Annual Alzheimer’s Day.
Gigler & Reber. Sequence-specific and non-specific gains in working memory following cognitive training, September, 2010. Annual Meeting of the Entertainment Software and Cognitive Neurotherapeutics Society.
Gigler & Reber. Visuospatial working memory training can increase working memory span, November, 2011. Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.