About Susanne Jaeggi
Susanne M. Jaeggi’s research program focuses on understanding individual differences in working memory, executive functions, and related cognitive domains, as well as their malleability across the lifespan using experimental and neuroscientific approaches. Because of the relevance of those cognitive domains in educational settings and daily life, her major work has focused on the development of assessments and interventions, and the extent to which working memory and executive functions can be improved with both, experience and targeted training. She is particularly interested in understanding the underlying mechanisms of learning and cognitive training, and determining for what individuals and populations cognitive training is most effective and why. She received PhDs in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience, as well as a ‘Habilitation’ degree in Psychology from the University of Bern in Switzerland, and she conducted postdoctoral work in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. Her work has been funded by NIH (NIA, NMIH), NSF, IES, ONR, or the Advanced Education Research and Development Fund (AERDF; EF+Math Program).
Led by Dr. Susanne Jaeggi, our lab's mission lies in the development of working memory interventions with the aim that participants not only improve their working memory skills, but also general skills that go beyond the trained domain. By means of behavioral and neuroimaging methods, we seek to understand the underlying cognitive and neural mechanisms that drive training-related changes.