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Staff photo Sara Pudas

Sara Pudas

My research focuses on cognitive and brain aging.



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Research fellow at Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB) Units: Group Lars Nyberg
hus H, Johan Bures väg 12, Biologihuset Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

My research investigates mechanisms behind individual differences in cognitive aging, specifically in our ability for long-term memory. In other words, why do some individuals maintain a high memory ability into old age while others gradually lose it? To better understand such differences I study brain structure and function, biological markers, differences in lifestyle and living conditions, as well as cognitive ability differences in early life. My research is mainly conducted in the context of the longitudinal Betula study, but I also collaborate with a European consortium, Lifebrain, to study these questions. I am affiliated to Umeå center for Functional Brain Imaging, UFBI.

Nature Communications, Nature Research 2021, Vol. 12, (1)
Roe, James M.; Vidal-Piñeiro, Didac; Sørensen, Øystein; et al.
Sleep, Oxford University Press 2020, Vol. 43, (5)
Fjell, Anders M.; Sørensen, Øystein; Amlien, Inge K.; et al.
Alzheimer’s & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, John Wiley & Sons 2020, Vol. 12, (1)
Gorbach, Tetiana; Pudas, Sara; Bartrés-Faz, David; et al.
Translational Psychiatry, Nature Publishing Group 2020, Vol. 10, (1)
Kauppi, Karolina; Rönnlund, Michael; Nordin Adolfsson, Annelie; et al.
Ageing Research Reviews, Elsevier 2020, Vol. 64
Nyberg, Lars; Boraxbekk, Carl-Johan; Eriksson Sörman, Daniel; et al.
Molecular Psychiatry, Nature Publishing Group 2020, Vol. 25, (3) : 584-602
Sonderby, Ida E.; Gustafsson, Omar; Doan, Nhat Trung; et al.
International psychogeriatrics
Josefsson, Maria; Sundström, Anna; Pudas, Sara; et al.
Annual Review of Psychology, Vol. 70 : 219-243
Nyberg, Lars; Pudas, Sara
The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences, Oxford University Press 2019, Vol. 74, (8) : 1356-1365
Pudas, Sara; Rönnlund, Michael
Cerebral Cortex, Oxford University Press 2018, Vol. 28, (3) : 936-948
Pudas, Sara; Josefsson, Maria; Rieckmann, Anna; et al.
Neurobiology of Aging, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 55 : 167-171
Degerman, Sofie; Josefsson, Maria; Nordin Adolfsson, Annelie; et al.
Neurobiology of Aging, Vol. 51 : 167-176
Gorbach, Tetiana; Pudas, Sara; Lundquist, Anders; et al.
Cognitive neuroscience of aging: linking cognitive and cerebral aging, New York: Oxford University Press 2017 : 155-182
Nyberg, Lars; Pudas, Sara; Lundquist, Anders
eNeuro, Vol. 4, (2)
Rieckmann, Anna; Pudas, Sara; Nyberg, Lars
Intelligence, Elsevier 2017, Vol. 61 : 78-84
Rönnlund, Michael; Sundström, Anna; Pudas, Sara
Nature Neuroscience, Vol. 19, (12) : 1569-1582
Adams, Hieab H. H.; Hibar, Derrek P.; Chouraki, Vincent; et al.
From Neuroscience to Neurospyschology: the study of the human brain. Volume II, Bogotá, Colombia: Ediciones Corporación Universitaria Reformada 2016 : 163-192
Pudas, Sara
Journal of cognitive neuroscience, Vol. 26, (4) : 746-754
Nyberg, Lars; Andersson, Micael; Kauppi, Karolina; et al.
Neurobiology of Aging, Elsevier 2014, Vol. 35, (9) : 2107-2117
Persson, Jonas; Pudas, Sara; Nilsson, Lars-Göran; et al.
Neurobiology of Aging, Elsevier 2014, Vol. 35, (11) : 2495-2503
Pudas, Sara; Persson, Jonas; Nilsson, Lars-Göran; et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 111, (49) : 17654-17659
Salami, Alireza; Pudas, Sara; Nyberg, Lars
Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 33, (20) : 8668-8677
Pudas, Sara; Persson, Jonas; Josefsson, Maria; et al.
Journal of The American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 60, (12) : 2308-2312
Josefsson, Maria; de Luna, Xavier; Pudas, Sara; et al.
Cerebral Cortex, New York, NY: Oxford University Press 2012, Vol. 22, (10) : 2297-2304
Persson, Jonas; Pudas, Sara; Lind, Johanna; et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 107, (52) : 22682-22686
Nyberg, Lars; Salami, Alireza; Andersson, Mikael; et al.
Acta Psychologica Sinica, Vol. 41, (11) : 1054-1062
Pudas, Sara; Persson, Jonas; Nilsson, Lars-Göran; et al.

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My teaching covers various topics within cognitive neuroscience, on both basic and advanced levels. I'm a course coordinator for the course Functional brain imaging using fMRI (3FS000). In addition, I sometimes supervise student projects.