Yvonne Brehmer

Yvonne Brehmer

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: Tomtebodavägen 18 A, 17165 Solna
Postal address: H1 Neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle, H1 ARC, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Yvonne Brehmer is currently leading an independent research group funded for
    5 years by the Max Planck Society, Germany. The group was established at the
    Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, Germany, in December
    2012, is however, physically located at the Aging Research Center (ARC),
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm.
    Dr. rer.nat. (PhD) in Psychology, 2006, Humboldt University, Berlin, German
    Dipl. Psych. (M.A. in Psychology), 2003, Saarland University, Saarbrücken,


  • Her research interests include cognitive plasticity and training across the
    lifespan and neural correlates of age-related cognitive changes. Yvonne’s
    current research line focuses on inter-individual differences in associative
    memory in older adults. She investigates why older adults in general seem to
    have specific difficulties in remembering associative information (such as
    combining a face and a name). Why are some older adults quite good at
    remembering associative information while others are not? She is specifically
    interested in (a) structural and functional brain correlates, (b) cognitive,
    social, and lifestyle factors, and (c) genetic markers accounting for
    inter-individual differences in associative memory functioning.
    In addition, she is interested in the relation between associative memory and
    successful aging: Are older adults with good associative memory performance
    more similar to younger adults regarding their performance and brain
    structure/function than older adults with clear associative deficits?


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society, Karolinska Institutet, 2023-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2017

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