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The Li Lab

Our mission is to study healthy aging processes in terms of cognitive control, multi-tasking and motor performance. 

About the Li Lab

The Li Lab investigates healthy aging with a multidisciplinary approach. We aim to understand the interactions among cognitive, sensory, and motor abilities in old age. We use a combination of paper-and-pencil and computerized tests of cognition and standard tests of hearing, vision, and mobility.

Our experiments often involve the analysis of functional brain activity using non-invasive mobile neuroimaging, together with sensors to quantify postural stability and walking.

Our research informs other fields such as Geriatrics, Physical and Occupational Therapy.

Current projects

We are learning about how older adults use strategies or neural circuits to maintain or even increase levels of performance of cognition and motor skills.

There are three major themes in our research:

  1. Attentional processes and working memory
  2. Sensory-motor and cognitive interactions
  3. Effects of cognitive and physical fitness training
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Seeking research participants

We primarily test community-dwelling older adults aged 60 to 85 years who are able to visit our research facilities at the Loyola campus of Concordia University. Depending on the study, participants can take part in single or multiple sessions with each appointment lasting from 1.5 to 3 hours. 

Interested in being a part of the Li Lab?

We welcome applications from students aiming to complete undergraduate Honours or Specialization theses, or to gain volunteer experience.

 * Please note that Professor Li is not accepting new graduate students at this time.

To apply, send an email to Karen Li with a cover letter describing your research interests and experience, your CV and an electronic copy of your unofficial transcript.

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Contact us

Karen Li
Principal Investigator

Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 7542
Room: PY 131-4

Stephanie Torok
Research Coordinator

Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 2247
Room: PY 017.09

Mailing address

Li Lab
Department of Psychology
Concordia University
7141 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC  H4B 1R6

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