Welcome to the Cognition, Aging, and Technology (CAT) Lab!

The Cognition, Aging, and Technology (CAT) Laboratory supports research projects through the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the VA Geriatric Research Education & Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Health Care System, where the research takes place. Directed by Drs. Adriana Hughes and John Ferguson, research efforts within the CAT Lab are committed to better understanding cognition and daily functioning in typical aging and detecting early cognitive decline among older populations. Ultimately, the use of unobtrusive technology to monitor changes in daily living and activities contributes to our main goal of finding improved ways for our growing aging population to enjoy a higher quality of life and maintain independence and autonomy as they age.

***The CAT Lab is recruiting one motivated and detail-oriented undergraduate research assistant to start in the Spring 2023 semester! If you're interested, please take a look at our general expectations for student volunteers and fill out this form.***

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Contact Us

[email protected] | (612) 986-9335