Lindsay Nagamatsu

Lindsay Nagamatsu’s research focuses on the relationship between cognitive function and aging within two distinct contexts: 1) how physical activity can improve executive functions in older adults; and 2) specific impairments in attention and executive cognitive functioning that contribute to falls risk in older adults.

She applies advanced neuroimaging data analysis techniques for fMRI and EEG to examine cognitive functions in both seniors and young controls in the lab.

Recent Publications

Nagamatsu LS, Chan A, Davis JC, Beattie BL, Graf P, Voss MW, Sharma D, Liu-Ambrose T. Physical activity improves verbal and spatial memory in older adults with probable mild cognitive impairment: a 6-month randomized controlled trial. J Aging Res. 2013;2013:861893. doi: 10.1155/2013/861893. Epub 2013 Feb 24. (PubMed abstract)

Hsu CL, Nagamatsu LS, Davis JC, Liu-Ambrose T. Examining the relationship between specific cognitive processes and falls risk in older adults: a systematic review. Osteoporos Int. 2012 Oct;23(10):2409-24. doi: 10.1007/s00198-012-1992-z. Epub 2012 May 26. (PubMed abstract)

Nagamatsu LS, Handy TC, Hsu CL, Voss M, Liu-Ambrose T. Resistance training promotes cognitive and functional brain plasticity in seniors with probable mild cognitive impairment. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Apr 23;172(8):666-8. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2012.379. (PubMed abstract)

Nagamatsu LS, Hsu CL, Handy TC, Liu-Ambrose T. Functional neural correlates of reduced physiological falls risk. Behav Brain Funct. 2011 Aug 16;7:37. doi: 10.1186/1744-9081-7-37. (PubMed abstract)

Liu-Ambrose T, Nagamatsu LS, Voss MW, Khan KM, Handy TC. Resistance training and functional plasticity of the aging brain: a 12-month randomized controlled trial. Neurobiol Aging. 2012 Aug;33(8):1690-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2011.05.010. Epub 2011 Jul 7. (PubMed abstract)