I hold a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, and have been authorised as clinical psychologist (cand. psychol) in Norway since 2012. 

My PhD focused on how mental training affects brain structure and cognitive performance, and how factors such as physical exercise, nutrition, sleep quality, mental health, and genetics influence learning potential. 

As a postdoctoral scientist, I work with research on women's brain health, and how factors such as hormone exposure, pregnancy, and menopause influence brain structure and function. I also work with maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

I am currently based at the University of Oxford, UK, and I collaborate closely with NORMENT: Norwegian Centre for Mental Disorders Research at the University of Oslo and Oslo University Hospital.


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Ann-Marie de Lange

Photo by Dennis West

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Forskningsmagasinet Apollon november 2019: Gravide hjerner


  • The maternal brain: region-specific patterns of brain aging are traceable decades after childbirth., de Lange, A.M.G., Barth, C., Kaufmann, T., Anatürk, M., Suri, S., Ebmeier., K. & Westlye, L. T. (2020). In press - Human Brain Mapping. Preprint @ BioRxiv​

  • Multimodal brain-age prediction and cardiovascular risk: The Whitehall II MRI sub-study. de Lange, A.M.G., Anatürk, M., Kaufmann, T., Cole, J.H., Griffanti, L., Zsoldos, E., Jensen, D., Suri, S., Filippini, N., Singh-Manoux, A., Kivimäki, M., Westlye, L.T., Ebmeier, K.P. (2020). Published in NeuroImage


  • Women’s brain aging: effects of sex-hormone exposure, pregnancies, and genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease. de Lange, A.M.G., Barth, C., Kaufmann, T., Maximov, I.,  van der Meer, D., and Westlye, L.T. (2019). Preprint @ BioRxiv

  • Multimodal cortical and hippocampal prediction of episodic memory plasticity in young and older adults (2018). Bråthen, A.C.S., de Lange, A.M.G., Rohani, D.A., Sneve, M. H., Fjell, A.M & Walhovd, K.B. Published in Human Brain Mapping

  • The Temporal Dynamics of Brain Plasticity in Aging (2018). de Lange, A.M.G., Bråthen, A.C.S., Rohani, D.A., Fjell, A.M & Walhovd, K.B. Published in Cerebral Cortex

  • ​The Effects of Memory Training on Behavioral and Microstructural Plasticity in Young and Older Adults (2017). de Lange, A.M.G., Bråthen, A.C.S., Rohani, D.A., Grydeland, H., L., Fjell, A.M., & Walhovd, K.B.  Published in Human Brain Mapping

  • White Matter Integrity as a Marker for Cognitive Plasticity in Aging (2016).  de Lange, A.M.G., Bråthen, A.C.S., Grydeland, H., Sexton, C., Johansen-Berg, H., Andersson, J.L.R., Rohani, D.A., Nyberg, L., Fjell, A.M., & Walhovd, K.B. Published in Neurobiology of Aging

  • Premises of plasticity - And the loneliness of the medial temporal lobe (2015).  Walhovd, K. B., Westerhausen, R., de Lange, A. M. G., Bråthen, A. C. S., Grydeland, H., Engvig, A., & Fjell, A. M.   Published in NeuroImage

  • Functional connectivity change across multiple cortical networks relates to episodic memory changes in aging (2015).  Fjell A.M., Sneve M.H., Grydeland H., Storsve A.B., de Lange A.M., Amlien I.K., Rogeberg O.J., Walhovd, K.B.  Published in Neurobiology of Aging