In press

Brehmer, Y., Nilsson, J., Berggren, R., Schmiedek, F., & Lövdén, M. (in press). The Importance of the Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex for Associative Memory in Older Adults: A Latent Structural Equation Analysis. Neuroimage.

Seblova, D., Berggren, R., & Lövdén, M. (in press). Education and Age-related Decline in Cognitive Performance: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Longitudinal Cohort Studies. Aging Research Reviews.

Mårtensson, J., Eriksson, J., Bodammer, N., Lindgren, M., Johansson, M., Nyberg, L., & Lövdén, M. (in press). White matter microstructure predicts foreign language learning in army interpreters. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Freidle, M., Nilsson, J., Lebedev, A. V., & Lövdén, M. (in press). No evidence for any effect of multiple sessions of frontal transcranial direct stimulation on mood in healthy older adults. Neuropsychologia.

Franzen, E., Johansson, H., Freidle, M., Ekman, U., Wallén, U., Schalling, E., Lebedev, A., Lövdén, M., Holmin, S., Svenningsson, P., Hagströmer, M. (in press). The EXPANd trial: Effects of exercise and exploring neuroplastic changes in people with Parkinson’s disease: a study protocol for a double-blinded randomized controlled trial. BMC Neurology

Seblova, D., Quiroga, M., Fors, S., Johnell, K., Lövdén, M., Pance de Leon, A., Svensson, A., Wicks, S., & Lager, A. (in press). 30-year trends in dementia: a nationwide population study of Swedish inpatient records. Clinical Epidemiology.


Lövdén, M., Fratiglioni, L., Glymour, M., Lindenberger, U., & Tucker- Drob, E. (2020). Education and cognitive functioning across the lifespan. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 21, 6-41.

Berggren, R., Nilsson, J., Brehmer, Y., Schmiedek, F., & Lövdén, M. (2020). Foreign language learning in older age does not improve memory or intelligence: Evidence from a randomized controlled study. Psychology and Aging, 35, 212-219.

Lebedev, A.V., Nilsson, J., Lindström, J., Fredborg, W., Akenine, U., Hillilä, C., Andersen, P., Spulber, G., de Lange, E.C.M., van den Berg, D.-J., Kivipelto, M., & Lövdén, M. (2020). Effects of daily L-dopa administration on learning and brain structure in older adults undergoing cognitive training: A randomised clinical trial. Scientific Reports, 10(1): 5227.

Nilsson, J., Ekblom, Ö., Ekblom, M., Garzon, B., Lebedev, A. V., Tarassova, O., Moberg, M, & Lövdén, M. (2020). Acute exercise-induced increases in brain-derived neurotrophic factor in plasma relates to subsequent learning in older adults: A randomized controlled intervention trial. Scientific Reports, 10: 4395.

Schmiedek F, Lövdén M, von Oertzen T, & Lindenberger U. (2020). Within-person structures of daily cognitive performance cannot be inferred from between-person structures of cognitive abilities. PeerJ 8:e9290

Papenberg, G., Karalija, N., Salami, A., Rieckmann, A., Andersson, M., Axelsson, J., Riklund, K., Lindenberger, U., Lövdén, M., Bäckman, L., & Nyberg, L. (2020). Balance between transmitter availability and dopamine D2 receptors in prefrontal cortex influences memory functioning. Cerebral Cortex, 30, 989-1000.

Sjöberg, L., Fratiglioni, L., Lövdén, M., & Wang, H-X. (2020). Low mood and risk of dementia: The role of marital status and living situation. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 28, 33-44.


Lindenberger, U., & Lövdén, M. (2019). Brain plasticity in human lifespan development: The exploration-selection-refinement model. Annual Review of Developmental Psychology, 1, 197-222.

Papenberg, G., Jonasson, L., Karalija, N., Johansson, J., Köhnke, Y., Salami, A., Andersson, M., Axelsson, J., Wåhlin, A., Riklund, K., Lindenberger, U., Lövdén, M., Nyberg, L., & Bäckman, L. (2019). Mapping the landscape of human dopamine D2/3 receptors with [11C]raclopride. Brain Structure and Function, 224, 2871-2882.

Meyer, K., Garzon, B., Lövdén, M., & Hildebrandt, A. (2019). Are Global and Specific Interindividual Differences in Cortical Thickness Associated with Facets of Cognitive Abilities, Including Face Cognition? Royal Society Open Science, 6, 180857 

Karalija, N., Wåhlin, A., Ek, J., Rieckmann, A., Papenberg, G., Salami, A., Brandmaier, A., Köhncke, Y., Johansson, J., Andersson, M., Axelsson, J., Orädd, G., Riklund, K., Lövdén, M., Lindenberger, U., Bäckman, L., & Nyberg, L. (2019). Cardiovascular factors are related to dopamin integrity and cognition in aging. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 11, 2291-2303.

Brozzoli, C., Roy, A.C., Lidborg, L.H., & Lövdén, M. (2019). Language as a tool: Motor proficiency using a tool predicts individual linguistic abilities. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1639.

Karalija, N., Papenberg, G., Wåhlin, A., Andersson, M., Axelsson, J., Riklund, K., Lövdén, M., Lindenberger, U., Bäckman, L., & Nyberg, L. (2019). C957T-mediated variation in ligand affinity affects the association between 11C-raclopride binding potential and cognition. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31, 314-325.

Salami, A., Garrett, D., Wåhlin, A., Rieckmann, A., Papenberg, G., Karalija, N., Jonasson, L.,  Andersson, M., Axelsson, J.,  Johansson, J., Riklund, K., Lövdén, M., Lindenberger, U., Bäckman, L., & Nyberg, L. (2019). Dopamine D2/3 binding potential modulates neural signatures of working memory in a load-dependent fashion. Journal of Neuroscience, 39, 537-547.


Salami, A., Rieckmann, A., Karalija, N., Avelar-Pereira, B., Andersson, M., Wåhlin, A., Papenberg, G., Douglas, G. D., Riklund, K., Lövdén, M., Lindenberger, U., Bäckman, L., & Nyberg, L. (2018). Neurocognitive profiles of older adults with working-memory dysfunction. Cerebral Cortex, 28, 2525-2539.

Lövdén, M., Karalija, N.,Andersson, M., Wåhlin, A., Axelsson, J., Köhncke, Y., Jonasson, L. S., Rieckman, A., Papenberg, G., Garrett, D. D., Guitart-Masip, M., Salami, A., Riklund, K., Bäckman, L., Nyberg, L., & Lindenberger, U. (2018). Latent-profile analysis reveals behavioral and brain correlates of dopamine-cognition associations. Cerebral Cortex, 28, 3894-3907.

Köhncke, Y., Papenberg, P., Jonasson, L., Karalija, N., Wåhlin, A., Salami, A., Andersson, M., Axelsson, J. E., Nyberg, L., Riklund, K., Bäckman, L., Lindenberger, U., & Lövdén, M. (2018). Self-rated intensity of habitual physical activities is positively associated with dopamine D2/3 receptor availability and cognition. Neuroimage, 181, 605-616.

Berggren, R., Nilsson, J., & Lövdén, M. (2018). Education does not affect cognitive decline in aging: A Bayesian assessment of the association between education and change in cognitive performance. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1138.

Lebedev, A. V., Nilsson, J., & Lövdén, M. (2018). Working memory and reasoning benefit from different modes of large-scale brain dynamics in healthy older adults. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 30, 1033-1046.

Nilsson, J., & Lövdén, M. (2018). Naming is not explaining: Future directions for the “cognitive reserve” and “brain maintenance” theories. Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy, 10, 34.

Lavesson, A., Lövdén, M., & Hansson, K. (2018). Development of a language screening instrument for Swedish four-year olds. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 53, 605-614.


Wenger, E., Brozzoli, C., Lindenberger, U., & Lövdén, M. (2017). Expansion and renormalization of human brain structure during skill acquisition. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21, 930-939.

Hertzog, C., Lövdén, M., Lindenberger, U., & Schmiedek, F. (2017). Age differences in coupling of intraindividual variability in mnemonic strategies and practice-related associative recall improvements. Psychology and Aging, 32, 557-571.

Nilsson, J., Lebedev, A. V., Rydström, A., & Lövdén, M. (2017). Direct-current stimulation does little to improve the outcome of working-memory training in older adults. Psychological Science, 28, 907-920.

Lindenberger, U., Wenger, E., & Lövdén, M. (2017). Towards a stronger science of human plasticity. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 18, 261-262.

Lager, A., Seblova, D., Falkstedt, D., & Lövdén, M (2017). Cognitive and emotional outcomes after prolonged education: A quasi-experiment on 320 182 Swedish boys. International Journal of Epidemiology, 46, 303-311.

Wenger, E., Kühn, S., Verrel, J., Mårtensson, J., Bodammer, N. C., Lindenberger, U., & Lövdén, M. (2017). Repeated structural imaging reveals non-linear progression of experience-dependent volume changes in human motor cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 27, 2911-2925.

Wang, R., Fratiglioni, L., Kalpouzos, G., Lövdén, M., Laukka, E. J., Bronge, L., Wahlund, L.-O., Bäckman, L., & Qiu, C. (2017). Mixed brain lesions mediate the association between cardiovascular risk burden and cognitive decline in old age: a population-based study. Alzheimer’s and Dementia, 13, 247-256.

Bellander, M., Eschen, A., Lövdén, M., Martin, M., Bäckman, L., Brehmer, Y. (2017). No evidence for improved associative memory performance following process-based associative memory training in older adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8, 326.

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