Connected Minds, Stronger Minds: Investigating the use of co-operative task engagement to improve cognitive function in the young and old, and the role of inter-brain synchrony
School of Medical and Life Sciences
The objective of this project is to investigate whether co-operation improves cognitive performance in young and old Malaysians. This will be achieved by assessing general and specific cognitive functions before and after independent vs. co-operative tasks.
Secondarily, the mediating role of inter-brain synchrony will be investigated
through EEG measures during tasks. Finally, long-term benefits of co-operation will be assessed through a longitudinal study.
The results of this project could provide a foundation to develop the best approaches to utilise social interaction to improve cognitive health, and potentially buffer against the risk of cognitive decline in Malaysia’s growing aging population.
Graduate Research Assistant
Number of Vacancies
- Completed a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Psychology field, with a minimum CGPA of 3.50; or
- A first class Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minimum CGPA of 3.67 (for Direct Entry)
- Malaysian applicants only
- Full-time enrollment into Ph.D. Programme in School of Medical and Life Sciences, Sunway University. (Full Tuition Fee Waiver provided).
Successful candidates will be provided with a monthly allowance of RM2,500