Aging and Cognitive Training Lab
The ACT Lab is located in the Teaching Laboratory
building (TL) on the third floor in room 3100.
ACT Lab Directors
Karen A. Daniels, Ph.D.
Welcome to the ACT lab!
The purpose of the lab is to integrate research on
cognitive aging with that on cognitive training and
Our ultimate goal is to provide older adults with fun, accessible options for maintaining and enhancing their mental abilities.
Our research focuses on how individuals exert control over
their mental processes and actions. We are interested in why
certain individuals - particularly older adults and
individuals with low working memory capacity - suffer
deficits in cognitive control. The ACT lab has two
interrelated goals, the development of better methods for
defining and measuring cognitive control and the creation of
training techniques to improve functioning in affected
Directions to the lab:
The ACT lab is located in Room 3100 of the new Teaching Labs (TL) building. The TL building is on Walton Drive between the Nursing Building and the Student Recreation Center. Off-campus research participants may use the "Research Participant" parking spots located right in front of the TL building (a special permit is needed which you can get from your experimenter).