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Minxia Luo, M.Soc.Sc.

Doctoral Student

Phone: +41 44 635 72 27

Telfax: +41 44 635 74 19

Address: Binzmuehlestrasse 14 / Box 24, CH-8050 Zurich

Room number: BIN 4.B.22

m.luo@psychologie.uzh.ch

Research Areas

  • Healthy aging
  • Cognitive aging
  • Language use (corpus analysis)
  • Real-life cognitive engagement
  • Contexts
  • Ambulatory assessment

Research Project

My PhD project examines relations between language use (e.g., vocabulary richness, grammatical complexity) and contexts, and its implication to healthy aging and cognitive aging. I use speech samples that are collected in the laboratory and real life to understand age-related differences in language use in various contexts. Mixed models, structural equation models, and actor-partner interdependence models are applied to analyze the data.

Publications (ZORA)

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Recent Conference Contributions

Luo, M., Edelsbrunner, P., Siebert, J.S., Martin, M., Aschwanden, D. (2020, November). Bidirectional Longitudinal Associations Between Cognitive Abilities and Social Relationships in Old Age: Evidence From the ILSE Study Across 12 Years. In Hülür, G. (Chair), Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Cognitive Aging. A symposium at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Luo, M., Debelak, R., Schneider, G., Martin, M., & Demiray, B. (2020, November). Real-world language use with familiar versus unfamiliar interlocutors in young and older adults. In Demiray, B., & Luo, M. (Chair). Sounds of Healthy Aging: Assessing Everyday Cognitive Activity From Real-Life Audio Data. A symposium at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Luo, M., Schneider, G., Martin, M., & Demiray, B. (2019, May). Real-Life Language Accommodation and Mood: A Naturalistic Observation Study of Young and Older Adults. In Luo, M. & Katana, M. (Chair), Associations Between Real-Life Cognitive Processes and Well-Being of Healthy Older Adults. Symposium conducted at the 9th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden.

 

Luo, M., Schneider, G., Martin, M., & Demiray, B. (2019, April). Real-Life Language Use Across Interlocutors: A Naturalistic Observation Study of Young and Older Adults. Poster presentation at the 5th International Conference Aging & Cognition 2019, Zurich, Switzerland.

 

Luo, M., Neysari, M., Schneider, G., Martin, M., & Demiray, B. (2019, February). Linear and Non-Linear Age Effects on Language Use: Couples’ Conflict Conversations. Paper presentation at the Corpora for Language and Aging Research (CLARe) 4, Helsinki, Finland.

 

Luo, M., Schneider, G., Robbins, M. L., Martin, M., & Demiray, B. (2019, February). Real-life Language Use Across Different Interlocutors: Two Naturalistic Observation Studies of Adults Varying in Age. Paper presentation at the Corpora for Language and Aging Research (CLARe) 4, Helsinki, Finland.

Invited Talks

Luo, M., & Demiray, B. (2020, February). A transdisciplinary approach to healthy aging research. The Mission of Switzerland to the European Union, Brussels. http://www.swiss-academies.ch/en/index/Aktuell/News.html?a=011111119

 

Luo, M., Sadana, R., & De la Fuente Núñez, V.. (2018, February). National ageing and health policies: Alignment with Healthy Ageing. The United Nations 56th Commission for Social Development, New York. https://www.who.int/ageing/events/who-un-sideevent-decadeofhealthyageing-feb2018.pdf?ua=1

 

Luo, M., Sadana, R., & De la Fuente Núñez, V. (2017, May). National frameworks on Healthy Ageing: A policy review on 15+ countries. WHO Working Group on Healthy Ageing Global Strategy Progress Indicators in Mexico City, Mexico. https://www.who.int/ageing/commit-action/GSAP-mexico-report.pdf?ua=1.