CognoLaus collects variables using cognitive tests and MRI to better understand brain aging by measuring functional connectivity of the brain.

In particular, CognoLaus aims to:

  • distinguish « normal » aging from aging with memory loss that could indicate development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
  • determine whether the cognitive performance of participants is linked to particular aging indices in the brain.

To date, more than 1500 volunteers older than 65 years have completed cognitive assessments at least once.

What data have been collected?

Cognitive tests during the PsyCoLaus interview.

Current phase

CognoLaus is ongoing (2009-to date).

Available data are currently being analyzed.

Study team

Prof. Armin von Gunten

Prof. Armin von Gunten

Principal investigator