Cognitive Ageing & Impairment Neurosciences (CAIN) laboratory

The Cognitive Ageing & Impairment Neurosciences (CAIN) laboratory was established in 2016 at the University of South Australia, and is co-led by Associate Professor Hannah Keage and Dr Tobias Loetscher. CAIN's work focuses on understanding how and why cognition changes across the lifespan in both health and disease, particularly in late life, and the fundamental brain mechanisms underlying these changes.

CAIN researchers work to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions to reverse or delay the progression of cognitive impairments.

The lab employs psychophysiological methods such as electroencephalograph (EEG), eye-tracking and transcranial doppler (TCD), along with cognitive testing. 

We provide research opportunities for postgraduate and PhD students, as well as undergraduate interns and vacation research scholars.  

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Our focus

  • Virtual reality
  • Cognitive impairment 
  • Cognitive reserve
  • Cognitive dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease
  • Cancer related cognitive impairment (CRCI)
  • Building a more dementia-friendly community