Category Archives: Psychology
I wrote this blurb for fun to “celebrate” our latest accepted article. It includes an interview to myself 🙂 Failure to remember words at the beginning and at the end of a list may signal risk of future cognitive decline … Continue reading
Look at that editorialized title! I have recently co-authored a paper on this very topic, where we looked at types of computer use that are most likely to be associated with cognitive decline and dementia. Here is a link to … Continue reading
Our editorial (previously teased) on CTE risks associated with playing football (soccer) is now out on the British Journal of Sports Medicine. It is open access and here. In other news, I was recently at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, … Continue reading
On Wednesday last week (May 17), I gave a presentation at the Salford University Dementia Showcase to highlight the work we are doing at LJMU around dementia. It was a fun little conference, and I got to speak to some … Continue reading
Glutamate is the principal excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, and is thought to be involved in the process of memory encoding and storage. Glutamate disturbances have also been reported in psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and major depressive … Continue reading
Our Editorial titled “Heading for trouble: is dementia a game changer for football?” just came up on the British Journal of Sports Medicine blog. And it is here.
Background: The “primacy effect,” i.e., increased memory recall for the first items of a series compared to the following items, is reduced in amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). Memory task-fMRI studies demonstrated that primacy recall is associated with higher activation … Continue reading