Memory and Aging Laboratory

Welcome! The Memory and Aging Laboratory at Kansas State University, led by Dr. Heather Bailey, is where curious minds explore the science behind memory and learning.

At the broadest level, our lab is interested in memory systems and how they change with age. More specifically, we investigate strategy use for improving memory, relationships between working memory performance and performance on other cognitive tasks, and differences in segmentation (or chunking) of information. For most of our lines of research, we examine individual differences, as well as age-related differences, through a combination of experimental and neuroscience techniques. Our research is conducted on young adults from the college population and cognitively healthy older adults.

To find out more about these lines of work, see our Research section of the website