Katherine A. Cooke

LIFE Michigan

LIFE Fellow since 2017, University of Michigan

I am a doctoral candidate in Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. I received my B.S. in Psychology from the University of Arizona in 2014. My research broadly focuses on the effects of healthy aging on cognitive function and neural plasticity. Under the supervision of Patricia Reuter-Lorenz and Rachael Seidler, I use functional MRI to examine neural responses to increasing cognitive and motoric demand in younger and older adults. I am particularly interested in how younger and older adults engage neural compensatory mechanisms to cope with increasing working memory and motor sequencing demand and to what extent these compensatory mechanisms remain plastic in successful aging. I hope this research will one day motivate interventions aimed at promoting successful cognitive and neural aging.

Selected Publications

Iordan, A. D., Moored, K. D., Katz, B., Cooke, K. A., Buschkuehl, M., Jaeggi, S. M., Polk, T. A., Peltier, S. J., Jonides, J., & Reuter‐Lorenz, P. A. (2021). Age differences in functional network reconfiguration with working memory training. Human Brain Mapping, 42(6), 1888–1909. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.25337

Iordan, A., Cooke, K. A., Moored, K. D., Katz, B., Buschkuehl, M., Jaeggi, S. M., Polk, T. A., Peltier, S. J., Jonides, J., & Reuter-Lorenz, P. A. (2020). Neural correlates of working memory training: Evidence for plasticity in older adults. NeuroImage, 217, Article 116887. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.116887

Iordan, A.D., Cooke, K. A., Moored, K. D., Katz, B., Buschkuehl M., ... Polk, T. A., & Reuter-Lorenz, P. A. (2018). Aging and network properties: Stability over time and links with learning during working memory training. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 9, Article 419. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2017.00419

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