Lars Göran Nilsson

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Affiliation: Stockholm University
Country: Sweden

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Overweight and cognition
    Lars Göran Nilsson
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Scand J Psychol 50:660-7. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation in memory functioning
    Lars Göran Nilsson
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm SE 10691, Sweden
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 26:841-8. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Memory function in normal aging
    Lars Göran Nilsson
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Acta Neurol Scand Suppl 179:7-13. 2003
  4. doi request reprint Challenging the notion of an early-onset of cognitive decline
    Lars Göran Nilsson
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Neurobiol Aging 30:521-4; discussion 530-3. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint The influence of APOE status on episodic and semantic memory: data from a population-based study
    Lars Göran Nilsson
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Neuropsychology 20:645-57. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Reduced functional brain activity response in cognitively intact apolipoprotein E epsilon4 carriers
    Johanna Lind
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, MR Research Center, Karolinska Hospital N 8, Stockholm, Sweden
    Brain 129:1240-8. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Influence of COMT gene polymorphism on fMRI-assessed sustained and transient activity during a working memory task
    Cindy M de Frias
    Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Cogn Neurosci 22:1614-22. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint COMT gene polymorphism is associated with declarative memory in adulthood and old age
    Cindy M de Frias
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Behav Genet 34:533-9. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of white matter hyperintensities in normal aging: relation to blood pressure and cognition
    Hedvig Söderlund
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Cortex 39:1093-105. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in episodic memory: minimal influence of estradiol
    Julie E Yonker
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Brain Cogn 52:231-8. 2003

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Publications56

  1. doi request reprint Overweight and cognition
    Lars Göran Nilsson
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Scand J Psychol 50:660-7. 2009
    ..We conclude that there is a weight-cognition relationship even after controlling for obesity-related diseases. The results are discussed in terms of possible biological mechanisms...
  2. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation in memory functioning
    Lars Göran Nilsson
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm SE 10691, Sweden
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 26:841-8. 2002
    ..This effect was most pronounced in tasks providing cognitive support at both encoding and retrieval, suggesting a deficit in utilizing such support in carriers of the epsilon 4 allele...
  3. ncbi request reprint Memory function in normal aging
    Lars Göran Nilsson
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Acta Neurol Scand Suppl 179:7-13. 2003
    ..Episodic memory is also unique in the sense that it is the only memory system showing gender differences in performance throughout the adult life span with a significantly higher performance for women...
  4. doi request reprint Challenging the notion of an early-onset of cognitive decline
    Lars Göran Nilsson
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Neurobiol Aging 30:521-4; discussion 530-3. 2009
    ..He states that longitudinal data cannot be trusted because they are flawed. There is a confounding between the effects of maturation and retest effects. We challenge Salthouse's strong claim on four accounts...
  5. ncbi request reprint The influence of APOE status on episodic and semantic memory: data from a population-based study
    Lars Göran Nilsson
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Neuropsychology 20:645-57. 2006
    ..On the basis of the data obtained, the authors argue that analyses of the effect of specific genes in cognition should be accompanied by assessment of performance at a specific level, with due attention to the individual's age...
  6. ncbi request reprint Reduced functional brain activity response in cognitively intact apolipoprotein E epsilon4 carriers
    Johanna Lind
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, MR Research Center, Karolinska Hospital N 8, Stockholm, Sweden
    Brain 129:1240-8. 2006
    ..Collectively, these findings indicate that genetic risk translates into reduced functional brain activity, in regions pertinent to Alzheimer's disease, well before alterations can be detected at the behavioural level...
  7. doi request reprint Influence of COMT gene polymorphism on fMRI-assessed sustained and transient activity during a working memory task
    Cindy M de Frias
    Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Cogn Neurosci 22:1614-22. 2010
    ..These results support the tonic-phasic theory of DA function in elucidating the specific phenotypic influence of the COMT val(158)met polymorphism on different components of working memory...
  8. ncbi request reprint COMT gene polymorphism is associated with declarative memory in adulthood and old age
    Cindy M de Frias
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Behav Genet 34:533-9. 2004
    ..The COMT gene is a plausible candidate gene for memory functioning in adulthood and old age...
  9. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of white matter hyperintensities in normal aging: relation to blood pressure and cognition
    Hedvig Söderlund
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Cortex 39:1093-105. 2003
    ..Periventricular WMHs had a negative effect on episodic memory, although the relation was not linear. Collectively, the notion that white matter hyperintensities impair cognitive function got weak support in this Swedish sample...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in episodic memory: minimal influence of estradiol
    Julie E Yonker
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Brain Cogn 52:231-8. 2003
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  11. ncbi request reprint Stability, growth, and decline in adult life span development of declarative memory: cross-sectional and longitudinal data from a population-based study
    Michael Ronnlund
    Department of Psychology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Psychol Aging 20:3-18. 2005
    ..Collectively, the results show that age trajectories for episodic and semantic memory differ and underscore the need to control for cohort and retest effects in cross-sectional and longitudinal studies, respectively...
  12. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in cognition are stable over a 10-year period in adulthood and old age
    Cindy M de Frias
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 13:574-87. 2006
    ..Sex differences in cognitive functions are stable over a 10-year period and from 35 to 90 years of age...
  13. ncbi request reprint The extent of stability and change in episodic and semantic memory in old age: demographic predictors of level and change
    Martin Lövdén
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 59:P130-4. 2004
    ..Collectively, these results depict relatively high degrees of structural stability and stability of interindividual differences in declarative memory in old age...
  14. ncbi request reprint Demographic and cognitive predictors of cued odor identification: evidence from a population-based study
    Maria Larsson
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Frescati Hagväg 14, S 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Chem Senses 29:547-54. 2004
    ..Likely candidates here are sensory abilities such as olfactory detection and discrimination...
  15. ncbi request reprint Cholesterol and triglycerides moderate the effect of apolipoprotein E on memory functioning in older adults
    Cindy M de Frias
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden
    J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 62:P112-8. 2007
    ..Cholesterol and triglyceride levels are pharmacologically modifiable risk factors that account for variation in normal cognitive aging...
  16. doi request reprint Brain characteristics of individuals resisting age-related cognitive decline over two decades
    Sara Pudas
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, 10691 Stockholm, Sweden, Aging Research Center, Karolinska Institute, 11330 Stockholm, Sweden
    J Neurosci 33:8668-77. 2013
    ..These findings highlight sources for heterogeneity in cognitive aging and may hold useful information for cognitive intervention studies...
  17. ncbi request reprint Catechol O-methyltransferase Val158Met polymorphism is associated with cognitive performance in nondemented adults
    Cindy M de Frias
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Cogn Neurosci 17:1018-25. 2005
    ..This COMT polymorphism is a plausible candidate gene for executive functioning and fluid intelligence in nondemented middle-aged and older adults...
  18. doi request reprint Accelerated postmenopausal cognitive decline is restricted to women with normal BMI: longitudinal evidence from the Betula project
    Petra P Thilers
    Aging Research Center, NVS, Karolinska Institutet and Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:516-24. 2010
    ..The results support the notion that the diminished postmenopausal production of endogenous estrogen may have a slight negative influence on cognitive abilities, but mainly for women within a normal BMI range...
  19. ncbi request reprint Structure-function correlates of cognitive decline in aging
    Jonas Persson
    Department of Psychology, Umea University, S 901 87 Umea, Sweden
    Cereb Cortex 16:907-15. 2006
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  20. ncbi request reprint Selective adult age differences in an age-invariant multifactor model of declarative memory
    Lars Nyberg
    Department of Psychology, Umea University, Sweden
    Psychol Aging 18:149-60. 2003
    ..Overall, the results support the view that episodic memory is more age sensitive than semantic memory, but they also indicate that aging has differential effects within these 2 forms of memory...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effects of perceived long-term stress on subjective and objective aspects of memory and cognitive functioning in a middle-aged population-based sample
    Michael Ronnlund
    Umea University, Department of Psychology, S 90187 Umea, Sweden
    J Genet Psychol 174:25-41. 2013
    ..The lack of effects of stress on cognitive performance is discussed in the light of factors such as stress level, age of the participants, and other individual difference factors...
  22. doi request reprint The effects of marital status on episodic and semantic memory in healthy middle-aged and old individuals
    S M Hossein Mousavi-Nasab
    Centre for Health and Medical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Orebro University, Sweden
    Scand J Psychol 53:1-8. 2012
    ..This effect might be explained by the role played by cognitive stimulation in memory and cognition...
  23. ncbi request reprint Predictors of self-reported prospective and retrospective memory in a population-based sample of older adults
    Michael Ronnlund
    Umea University, Department of Psychology, S 90187 Umea, Sweden
    J Genet Psychol 172:266-84. 2011
    ..Taken together, the results indicate that within the older population, self-reported memory as assessed by the PRMQ may reflect mood-state and personality factors rather than individual differences in memory and cognitive ability...
  24. doi request reprint Odor identification impairment in carriers of ApoE-varepsilon4 is independent of clinical dementia
    Jonas K Olofsson
    Department of Psychology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Neurobiol Aging 31:567-77. 2010
    ..The present results suggest that the ApoE gene plays a role in olfactory functioning that is independent of dementia conversion within 5 years...
  25. doi request reprint Odor identification deficit as a predictor of five-year global cognitive change: interactive effects with age and ApoE-epsilon4
    Jonas K Olofsson
    Department of Psychology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Behav Genet 39:496-503. 2009
    ..In sum, the findings suggest that an olfactory deficit can dissociate between benign and malign global cognitive development in non-demented, very old epsilon4-carriers, who are at high risk of developing dementia...
  26. doi request reprint Examination of the processing speed account in a population-based longitudinal study with narrow age cohort design
    Ola Sternäng
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Scand J Psychol 49:419-28. 2008
    ..The results provide little support for the speed account...
  27. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal structure-function correlates in elderly reveal MTL dysfunction with cognitive decline
    Jonas Persson
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Cereb Cortex 22:2297-304. 2012
    ..These observations provide a strong link between cognitive change in older adults and MTL structure and function and thus provide insights into brain correlates of individual variability in aging trajectories...
  28. doi request reprint Relationship between natural teeth and memory in a healthy elderly population
    Patrik Hansson
    Department of Psychology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Eur J Oral Sci 121:333-40. 2013
    ..Within the limitations of the current study, a small, but significant, relationship between episodic memory and number of natural teeth is evident...
  29. ncbi request reprint Verified hormone therapy improves episodic memory performance in healthy postmenopausal women
    Julie E Yonker
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 13:291-307. 2006
    ..Hormone therapy compliance and formulation is discussed as confounding factors in previous research...
  30. doi request reprint Adult age differences in the realism of confidence judgments: overconfidence, format dependence, and cognitive predictors
    Patrik Hansson
    Department of Psychology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Psychol Aging 23:531-44. 2008
    ..Finally, the results indicated that part of the negative influence of increased age on general ability may be compensated for by an age-related increase in domain-relevant knowledge...
  31. ncbi request reprint Parietal cortex activation predicts memory decline in apolipoprotein E-epsilon4 carriers
    Johanna Lind
    Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, MR Research Center, Karolinska Hospital, and Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Neuroreport 17:1683-6. 2006
    ..Thus, the results show that parietal cortex alterations predict memory decline in nondemented apolipoprotein E-epsilon4 carriers, and hence likely progression to Alzheimer's disease...
  32. doi request reprint Examination of the common cause account in a population-based longitudinal study with narrow age cohort design
    Ola Sternäng
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden ola sternang psychology su se
    Gerontology 56:553-63. 2010
    ..Findings from the few longitudinal studies that have studied the relation between age-related changes in sensory and cognitive functions are complex and give only partial support to the common cause account...
  33. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in recollective experience for olfactory and verbal information
    Maria Larsson
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, S 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 112:89-103. 2003
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  34. ncbi request reprint How do health and biological age influence chronological age and sex differences in cognitive aging: moderating, mediating, or both?
    Ake Wahlin
    Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, and Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Psychol Aging 21:318-32. 2006
    ..Overall, both health and BioAge predicted cognitive variation independently of chronological age...
  35. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal pain complaints and performance on cognitive tasks over the adult life span
    Stefan Söderfjell
    Department of Psychology, Umea University, Sweden
    Scand J Psychol 47:349-59. 2006
    ..When depression and education were controlled for in the same analysis, even these effects were eliminated, suggesting interplay between pain, depressive status, and educational level in the negative effects on cognitive functioning...
  36. doi request reprint Preserved hippocampus activation in normal aging as revealed by fMRI
    Jonas Persson
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Hippocampus 21:753-66. 2011
    ..Analysis of individual patterns of activation substantiated this impression. Collectively, these findings provide evidence of preserved hippocampal functioning in normal aging...
  37. ncbi request reprint The memory-enhancing effects of Ginseng and Ginkgo biloba in healthy volunteers
    Jonas Persson
    Department of Psychology, Umea University, 901 87 Umea, Sweden
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 172:430-4. 2004
    ..Nonetheless, both Ginkgo biloba and Ginseng are marketed as having the capacity to enhance cognitive functions, such as memory and learning, in the long term...
  38. ncbi request reprint Cross-sectional versus longitudinal age gradients of tower of Hanoi performance: the role of practice effects and cohort differences in education
    Michael Ronnlund
    Department of Psychology, Umea University, Umea, Sweden
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 15:40-67. 2008
    ..In conclusion, the results demonstrate a pattern of age-related changes indicating a late-onset decline of TOH performance and underscore the need to control for retest effects in longitudinal aging research...
  39. doi request reprint The Prospective and Retrospective Memory Questionnaire (PRMQ): factorial structure, relations to global subjective memory ratings, and Swedish norms
    Michael Ronnlund
    Department of Psychology, University of Umea, Sweden
    Scand J Psychol 49:11-8. 2008
    ..2003) norms for the Swedish version are provided. In conclusion, the present findings extend earlier work by providing additional support for the construct and concurrent validity of the PRMQ scales...
  40. doi request reprint The effect of childhood bilingualism on episodic and semantic memory tasks
    Reza Kormi-Nouri
    Department of Psychology, Orebro University, Sweden
    Scand J Psychol 49:93-109. 2008
    ..The bilingual advantage was not affected by changing cognitive demands or by using first/second language in memory tasks. The present findings support the cross-language interactivity hypothesis of bilingual advantage...
  41. doi request reprint Cytokines and memory across the mature life span of women
    Mats Lekander
    Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Scand J Psychol 52:229-35. 2011
    ..In conclusion, the study indicates a relation between cytokines and memory that appears to be largely mediated by age, and supports the suggestion that cytokine dysregulation with higher age may interact with cognitive aging...
  42. pmc Age-Related Olfactory Decline is Associated with the BDNF Val66met Polymorphism: Evidence from a Population-Based Study
    Margareta Hedner
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University Stockholm, Sweden
    Front Aging Neurosci 2:24. 2010
    ..The BDNF val66met polymorphism did not affect the rate of decline in the younger age cohort (45-65 years). The findings are discussed in the light of the proposed roles of BDNF in neural development and maintenance...
  43. ncbi request reprint Age differences in multiple outcome measures of time-based prospective memory
    Timo Mantyla
    Department of Psychology, University of Umea, Umea, Sweden
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 16:708-20. 2009
    ..These findings suggest that goal-directed behavior requires efficient task coordination and resource allocation, and that age-related differences in time-based prospective memory should be evaluated by using multiple outcome measures...
  44. doi request reprint Olfactory impairment and subjective olfactory complaints independently predict conversion to dementia: a longitudinal, population-based study
    Ingrid Stanciu
    1 Gösta Ekman Laboratory, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 20:209-17. 2014
    ..Future studies should investigate which combination of olfactory assessments is most useful in predicting dementia conversion...
  45. ncbi request reprint Treatment of chronic stress in employees: subjective, cognitive and neural correlates
    Jan Bergdahl
    Department of Psychology, Umea University, Sweden
    Scand J Psychol 46:395-402. 2005
    ..The fMRI scanning indicated a qualitative change in the neural network subserving episodic memory. These preliminary results suggest that the Affect School is effective on individuals with high stress...
  46. ncbi request reprint Individual differences in memory enhancement by encoding enactment: relationships to adult age and biological factors
    Lars Nyberg
    Department of Psychology, Umea University, S 901 87, Umea, Sweden
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 26:835-9. 2002
    ..Variation in the ability to benefit from encoding enactment is discussed in relation to an age-related decline in dopamine function...
  47. pmc Psychosocial working conditions and cognitive complaints among Swedish employees
    Cecilia U D Stenfors
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 8:e60637. 2013
    ..Additional prospective analyses were run adjusting for baseline cognitive complaints...
  48. pmc Reactivation in working memory: an attractor network model of free recall
    Anders Lansner
    Department of Numerical Analysis and Computer Science, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden School of Computer Science and Communication, Department of Computational Biology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm Brain Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 8:e73776. 2013
    ..Recent findings on the synaptic and molecular mechanisms behind early LTP and on spiking activity during delayed-match-to-sample tasks support this view. ..
  49. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal assessment of default-mode brain function in aging
    Jonas Persson
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden Umeå Center for Functional Brain Imaging UFBI, Umea, Sweden Aging Research Center ARC at Karolinska Institute and Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden Electronic address
    Neurobiol Aging 35:2107-17. 2014
    ..The current findings provide novel insights into DMN functioning that may assist in identifying brain changes in patient populations, as well as characterizing factors that distinguish between normal and pathologic aging. ..
  50. pmc Subjective cognitive complaints and the role of executive cognitive functioning in the working population: a case-control study
    Cecilia U D Stenfors
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS ONE 8:e83351. 2013
    ..Thus, the present study aimed to test the relation between SCC and executive cognitive functioning in a population-based sample of employees...
  51. ncbi request reprint Cerebral changes on MRI and cognitive function: the CASCADE study
    Hedvig Söderlund
    The Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care, Toronto, Canada, and Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Neurobiol Aging 27:16-23. 2006
    ..The findings are consistent with findings from lesion and functional neuroimaging studies...
  52. ncbi request reprint Circadian clock-related polymorphisms in seasonal affective disorder and their relevance to diurnal preference
    Carolina Johansson
    Neurogenetics Unit, Department of Molecular Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Neuropsychopharmacology 28:734-9. 2003
    ..In conclusion, our results suggest involvement of circadian clock-related polymorphisms both in susceptibility to SAD and diurnal preference...
  53. ncbi request reprint A strict response criterion yields a mirror effect in the novelty paradigm
    Carola S Aberg
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden
    Scand J Psychol 44:425-32. 2003
    ..It was concluded that the novelty effect and the word-frequency effect are more similar to one another than has hitherto been thought...
  54. doi request reprint The International Network on Public Health and Aging (INOPA): introducing a life course perspective to the public health agenda
    Ake Wahlin
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, 106 91, Stockholm, Sweden
    J Cross Cult Gerontol 23:97-105. 2008
    ....
  55. ncbi request reprint Memory effects of motor activation in subject-performed tasks and sign language
    Jan D von Essen
    Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
    Psychon Bull Rev 10:445-9. 2003
    ..Subjects in both these conditions outperformed subjects in the control conditions. The SPT and SLT superiority is suggested to be caused mainly by relevant motor activation...
  56. ncbi request reprint Cerebral blood flow changes after treatment of social phobia with the neurokinin-1 antagonist GR205171, citalopram, or placebo
    Tomas Furmark
    Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
    Biol Psychiatry 58:132-42. 2005
    ..This study compared the effects of an NK1 receptor antagonist, citalopram, and placebo on brain activity and anxiety symptoms in social phobia...