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Prof. Dr. Yee Lee Shing

Institute of Psychology
Developmental Psychology
PEG Building, Room 5.G089
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60629 Frankfurt am Main

Tel +49 (0)69-798-35258



Scientific Focus

The development and plasticity of cognitive and brain functions over the lifespan; memory; cognitive control; environmental effects on development


Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
Structural equation modeling

Selected Publications

Brod, G., Bunge, S., & Shing, Y. L. (2017). Does one year of schooling improve children’s cognitive control and alter associated brain activation? Psychological Science, 28, 967–967.

Keresztes, A., Bender, A. R., Bodammer, N. C., Lindenberger, U., Shing, Y. L.*, Werkle-Bergner, M.* (2017). Hippocampal maturity promotes memory distinctiveness in childhood and adolescence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 114, 9212–9217.
*co-senior authors

Shing, Y. L., Brehmer, Y., Heekeren, H. R., Bäckman, L., & Lindenberger, U. (2016). Neural activation patterns of successful episodic encoding: Reorganization during childhood, maintenance in old age. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 59-69. doi:10.1016/j.dcn.2016.06.003

Fandakova, Y., Lindenberger, U., & Shing, Y. L. (2014). Deficits in frontal and hippocampal modulation underlie adult age differences in episodic memory interference. Cerebral Cortex, 24(7), 1832–1844.

Shing, Y. L., Werkle-Bergner, M., Brehmer, Y., Mueller, V., Li, S.-C., & Lindenberger, U. (2010). Episodic memory across the lifespan: The contributions of associative and strategic components. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 34, 1080-1091.

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