Youn, C., Grotzinger, A.D., Lill, C.M., Bertram, L., Schmiedek, F., Lövdén, M., Lindenberger, U., Nivard, M., Harden, K.P., & Tucker-Drob, E.M. (2022). Genetic associations with learning over 100 days of practice. npj Science of Learning, 7, 7.

Nilsson, J., Ekblom, M, & Lövdén, M. (2022). Associations of cardiorespiratory fitness and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity with latent cognitive abilities in older adults. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 60, 102171

Mediavilla, T., Özalay, Ö., Estévez-Silva, H. M., Frias, B., Orädd, G., Sultan, F.R., Brozzoli, C., Garzón, B., Lövdén, M., & Marcellino, D. J. (2022). Learning-related contraction of grey matter in rodent sensorimotor cortex is associated with adaptive myelination. eLife 11:e77432.

Nyberg, L., Karalija, N., Papenberg, G., Salami, A., Andersson, M., Pedersen, R., Vikner, T., Garrett, D., Riklund, K., Wåhlin, A., Lövdén, M., Lindenberger, U., & Bäckman, L. (2022). Longitudinal stability in working memory and frontal activity in relation to general brain maintenance. Scientific Reports, 20957.

Karalija, N., Johansson, J., Papenberg, G., Wåhlin, A., Salami, A., Köhncke, Y., Brandmaier, A.M., Andersson, M., Axelsson, J., Riklund, K., Lövdén, M., Lindenberger, U., Bäckman, L., Nyberg, L. (2022). Longitudinal dopamine D2 receptor changes and cerebrovascular health in aging. Neurology, 99,1278-1289.

Freidle, M., Johansson, H., Ekman, U., Lebedev, A., Schalling, E., Thompson, W., Svenningsson, P., Lövdén, M., Abney, A., Albrecht, F., Steurer, H., Leavy, B., Holmin, S., Hagstromer, M., & Franzen, E. (2022). Behavioural and neuroplastic effects of a double-blind randomised controlled balance exercise trial in people with Parkinson’s disease. npj Parkinson’s Disease, 8, 12.

Olivo, G., Lövdén, M., Manzouri, A., Terlau, L., Jenner. B., Jafari, A., Petersson, S. Li, T-Q., Fischer, H., & Månsson, K.N.T. (2022). Estimated gray matter volume rapidly changes after a short motor task. Cerebral Cortex, 32, 4356-4369.


Thibault, S., Py, R. Garvasi, A.M., Salemme, R., Koun, E., Lövdén, M., Boulenger, V., Roy, A.C., & Brozzoli, C. (2021). Tool use and language share syntactic processes and neural patterns in the basal ganglia. Science, 374, 6569.

Olivo, G., Nilsson, J., Garzón, B., Lebedev, A., Wåhlin, A., Tarassova, O., Ekblom, M., & Lövdén, M. (2021). Higher VO2max is associated with thicker cortex and lower grey matter blood flow in older adults. Scientific Reports, 11, 16724.

Nilsson, J., Berggren, R., Garzón, B., Lebedev, A.V., Lövdén, M. (2021). Second language learning in older adults: Effects on brain structure and predictors of learning success. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 13, 666851.

Olivo, G., Nilsson, J., Garzón, B., Lebedev, A., Wåhlin, A., Tarassova, O., Ekblom, M., & Lövdén, M. (2021). Immediate effects of a single session of physical exercise on cognition and cerebral blood flow: A randomized controlled study of older adults. Neuroimage, 225, 117500

Karalija, N., Köhncke, Y., Düzel, S., Bertram, L., Papenberg, G., Demuth, I., Lill, C.M., Johansson, J., Riklund, K.., Lövdén, M., Bäckman, L., Nyberg, L., Lindenberger, U., & Brandmaier, A. M. (2021). A common polymorphism in the dopamine transporter gene predicts working memory performance and in vivo dopamine integrity in aging. Neuroimage, 245, 118707

Korkki, S., Papenberg, G., Karalija, N., Garrett, D.D., Riklund, K., Lövdén, M., Lindenberger, U., Nyberg, L., & Bäckman, L. (2021). Fronto-striatal dopamine D2 receptor availability is associated with cognitive variability in older individuals with low dopamine integrity. Scientific Reports, 11, 21089.

Lebedev, A.V., Acar, K., Garzón, B., Almeida, R., Råback, J., Åberg, A., Martinsson, A., Olsson, A., Louzolo, A., Pärnamets, P., Lövdén, M., Atlas, L., Ingvar, M., & Petrovic, P. (2021). Psychedelic drug use and schizotypy in young adults. Scientific Reports, 11, 15058

Freidle, M., Johansson, H., Lebedev, A.V., Ekman, U., Lövdén, M., Franzén, E. (2021). Measuring implicit sequence learning and dual task ability in mild to moderate Parkinson’s Disease: A feasibility study. Plos one, 16, e0251849.

Seblova, D., Fischer, M., Fors, S., Johnell, K., Karlsson, M., Nilsson, T., Svensson, A. C., Lövdén, M., & Lager, A. (2021). Does prolonged education causally affect dementia risk when adult socioeconomic status is not altered? A Swedish natural experiment on 1.3 million individuals. American Journal of Epidemiology, 190, 817-826.

Garzón, B., Lövdén, M., de Boer, L., Axelsson, J., Riklund, K., Bäckman, L., Nyberg, L., & Guitart-Masip, M. (2021). Role of dopamine and gray matter density in aging effects and individual differences of functional connectomes. Brain Structure and Function, 226, 743-758.


Lövdén, M., Garzón, B., & Lindenberger, U. (2020). Human skill learning: Expansion, exploration, selection, and refinement. Current Opinions in Behavioral Sciences, 36, 163-168.

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.

Seblova, D., Berggren, R., & Lövdén, M. (2020). Education and Age-related Decline in Cognitive Performance: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Longitudinal Cohort Studies. Aging Research Reviews, 58, 101005.

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, 5227.

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.

Brehmer, Y., Nilsson, J., Berggren, R., Schmiedek, F., & Lövdén, M. (2020). The importance of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex for associative memory in older adults: A latent structural equation analysis. Neuroimage, 209, 116475.

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.

Mårtensson, J., Eriksson, J., Bodammer, N., Lindgren, M., Johansson, M., Nyberg, L., & Lövdén, M. (2020). White matter microstructure predicts foreign language learning in army interpreters. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 23, 763-771.

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.

Tarassova, O., Ekblom, M.M., Moberg, M., Lövdén, M., & Nilsson, J. (2020). Peripheral BDNF response to physical and cognitive exercise and its association with cardiorespiratory fitness in healthy older adults. Frontiers in Physiology, 11, 1080.

Freidle, M., Nilsson, J., Lebedev, A. V., & Lövdén, M. (2020). No evidence for any effect of multiple sessions of frontal transcranial direct stimulation on mood in healthy older adults. Neuropsychologia, 137, 107325


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.

Franzen, E., Johansson, H., Freidle, M., Ekman, U., Wallén, U., Schalling, E., Lebedev, A., Lövdén, M., Holmin, S., Svenningsson, P., Hagströmer, M. (2019). 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, 19, 280.


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.

Seblova, D., Quiroga, M., Fors, S., Johnell, K., Lövdén, M., Pance de Leon, A., Svensson, A., Wicks, S., & Lager, A. (2018). 30-year trends in dementia: a nationwide population study of Swedish inpatient records. Clinical Epidemiology, 10, 1679-1693.

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.

Complete list of publication, including older publications, can be found on Martin Lövdén’s Google Scholar Profile