Daria Laptinskaya

Daria Laptinskaya studied social sciences at the Georg-August-University Göttingen and the University of Versailles in France. Afterwards she studied psychology at the University of Konstanz. After her master she worked as research assistant and as a PhD at Ulm University and University of Konstanz with research focus on neuropsychology and biological psychology. Since January 2017 Daria Laptinskaya is working as a clinical psychologist and is further a PhD student at the department of Clinical and Biological Psychology of the Ulm University. Her doctor thesis focuses on changes of electrophysiological activity and its’ associations with cognitive performance in older adults with memory complaints. Furthermore, she investigates the suitability of training programs to enhance cognitive performance and if possible changes in cognition are accompanied by electrophysiological changes.

Contact

Daria Laptinskaya
external doktoral candidate

Daria Laptinskaya
☎ +49-(0)731/50 26592
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Π 47.2.259

Consultation hours
on appointment

Research interests

  • Electrophysiological and biological correlates of cognitive performance in older age
  • Effects of physical and auditory trainings on cognition and electrophysiological activity in older age
  • Behavioral interventions to maintain and to enhance cognitive performance in older age
  • Effects of (traumatic) stress on correlates of aging

Projects

    • Impact of solving jigsaw puzzles on cognition in healthy older adults (PACE).
    • Effectiveness and practicability of a neuroplasticity-based auditory discrimination training and a physical exercise training in elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and mild Alzheimer’s disease (WIN).


    Courses

    • WS 2015 / 2016: Laptinskaya, Affective disorders (seminar)
    • WS 2014 / 2015: Laptinskaya, Affective disorders (seminar)
    • SS 2014: Prof. Kolassa / Laptinskaya, Neuropsychology of aging and of dementia (block seminar)

    Conferences

    • Effects of lifestyle and training-interventions on cognition and event-related potentials in EEG in older adults with memory complaints (talk). Congress of the German Society for Neurology (DGN), Düsseldorf (Germany) 2015.
    • Effects of an auditory discrimination training on the auditory Mismatch Negativity (MMN) in older adults with memory complaints (talk). Annual Meeting of the Society of Neuropsychology (GNP), Oldenburg (Germany) 2014.
    • Effects of an auditory discrimination training on the auditory Mismatch Negativity (MMN) in older adults with memory complaints (poster). Psychology and Brain, Lübeck (Germany) 2014.

    Publications

    Laptinskaya, D., Küster, O. C., Fissler, P., Schlee, W., Kolassa, S., von Arnim, C. A. F., Kolassa, I.-T. (2018). Auditory memory decay as reflected by a new mismatch negativity score is associated with episodic memory in older adults at risk of dementia. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 10. 5.

    Fissler, P., Küster, O. C., Loy, L. S., Laptinskaya, D., Rosenfelder, M., J., von Arnim, C. A. F., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2017). Jigsaw Puzzles As Cognitive Enrichment (PACE) - the effect of solving jigsaw puzzles on global visuospatial cognition in adults 50 years of age and older: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 18(1). 415.

    Küster, O. C., Laptinskaya, D., Fissler, P., Schnack, C., Zügel, M., Nold, V., Thurm, F., Pleiner, S., Karabatsiakis, A., von Einem, B., Weydt, P., Liesener, A., Borta, A., Woll, A., Hengerer, B., Kolassa, I.-T., & von Arnim, C. A. F. (2017). Novel blood-based biomarkers of cognition, stress, and physical or cognitive training in older adults at risk of dementia: preliminary evidence for a role of BDNF, irisin, and the kynurenine pathway. Journal of Alzheimer’s disease. 59(3). 1097-1111.

    Fissler, P., Müller, H.P., Küster, O. C., Laptinskaya, D., Thurm, F., Woll, A., Elbert, T., Kassubek, J., von Arnim, C. A. F., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2017). No evidence that short-term cognitive or physical training programs or lifestyles are related to changes in white matter integrity in older adults at risk of dementia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 11. 110.

    Küster, O. C., Fissler, P., Laptinskaya, D., Thurm, F., Scharpf, A., Woll, A., Kolassa, S., Kramer, A. F., Elbert, T., von Arnim, C. A. F., & Kolassa, I.-T. (2016). Cognitive change is more positively associated with an active lifestyle than with training interventions in older adults at risk of dementia: A controlled interventional clinical trial. BMC Psychiatry. 16(1). 315.

    Blozik, E., Laptinskaya, D., Herrmann-Lingen, C., Schäfer, H., Kochen, M. M., Himmel, W., & Scherer, M. (2009). Depression and anxiety as major determinants of neck pain: a cross-sectional study in general practice. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 10(13). 1-8.

    Scherer, M., Blozik, E., Himmel, W., Laptinskaya, D., Kochen, Michael M., & Herrmann-Lingen, C., (2008). Psychometric properties of a German version of the Neck Pain and Disability Scale. European Spine Journal, 17(7). 922-929.