Stéphanie Cauvin

PhD candidate, research assistant


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research interests.

cognitive aging

prospective memory and executive functions

metacognitive processes

lab-based tasks vs. naturalistic tasks

normal aging vs. pathological (alzheimer’s disease)

research activity.

my current project – 2016, University of Geneva:

Under the supervision of professor Matthias Kliegel (Université de Genève – Profile), I am conducting a three-years research on prospective memory and normal aging. In collaboration with Katharina Schnitzspahn (University of Aberdeen – Profile), Celine Souchay and Chris Moulin (Laboratoire de Psychologie et NeuroCognition, Université Pierre Mendès France – Research website), we are looking into the mechanisms underlying PM processes in young and older adults. I am investigating the role of metacognitive processes in the planning and execution of delayed intentions. More specifically, I am interested in exploring and explaining the differences in performance found in lab-based tasks vs. field tasks by young as well as older adults.
A good functioning PM is important in everyday life, and particularly in health-related situations such as remembering to take medications, monitoring one’s health and scheduling doctor’s appointment. It is crucial to understand the factors that influence PM performance in order to develop adapted strategies and interventions to maximise independent and autonomous living in old age. The next step will be to extend these interventions and investigate their efficacy in patients with neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Research grant: Swiss National Science Foundation

my master project – 2015, University of Geneva:

Neural correlates (EEG) of prospective memory and strategic monitoring in normal aging

my bachelor project – 2013, University of Fribourg:

The QUEST procedure: development of emotion recognition in facial expressions