Research funded by
grants received from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)
and the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
to the Hasher Aging & Cognition Lab Homepage!
principal investigator of this cognitive psychology research laboratory
is Professor Lynn Hasher. Our research focuses on such topics as attention,
comprehension, memory, and cognitive neuropsychology. Specifically we
are interested in how these basic processes change across the adult
lifespan. Research in this lab focuses on two major issues:
the links below for media coverage and Youtube video about a
article from our
Huffington Post (May 6, 2013). "Memory, Aging, and Distraction"
Huffington Post (March 4, 2013). “Teenage dreams and mid-life memories:
How your brain gets smarter with age”
Le Figaro (March 15, 2013).
“Les distractions pour aider la
memoire des seniors”
Time.com (March 1, 2013). “How Facebook improves memory”
The Varsity (March 10, 2013). “Aging and memory: Changing perspective”
media coverage for
Renee Biss and Lynn Hasher's circadian arousal study from the Hasher Lab
LiveScience.com (June 11, 2012). “Morning people are actually happier
than night owls” (also posted on
The Huffington Post,
CBC News (June 12, 2012) “Are you happy as an early bird, or night owl?”
Metro Morning, CBC Radio 1 Toronto (June 13, 2012) “Early birds are
The Telegraph (June 13, 2012) “Why the early bird is happier and
healthier in life”
Global News Toronto (June 20, 2012). “Early birds and night owls”
Globe and Mail (June 21, 2012). “Why early birds smile more”
Toronto Star (June 27, 2012). “University of Toronto sleep study says
early birds are happier,healthier” (also covered by
Congratulations to Karl Healey and Karen Campbell (not pictured) for
receiving the APA Division 3 award for best poster!