This project will assess potential cognitive and psychosocial mechanisms underlying the transfer of cognitive training to everyday functioning in older adults. Participants will complete measures of cognition, health, sensory functioning, physical functioning and psychosocial factors at baseline and then be randomly assigned to two types of cognitive training. We will collect measures of cognition, mood, perceptions, wellbeing and everyday functioning across 6 months. The overall goal of the study is to assess what aspects of the brain games are responsible for improvements in everyday life. The project is led by Dr. Ross with collaborators at Penn State and is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Project Team

Lesley A. Ross, Ph.D.

Lesley Ross

Martin J. Sliwinski , Ph.D.


Courtney Fine


Jordan Solt