Tag Archives: Brain
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
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
We are seeking a UK/EU candidate for a PhD position in the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University to start before November 2016. The PhD will focus on Memory and Neurodegeneration, with the specific aim … Continue reading
We have a paper about to come out on Neuroreport where a novel measure of hippocampal integrity is compared to more standard hippocampal volumetrics, for the purpose of prediction of future cognitive ability. The abstract: The risk of Alzheimer’s disease … Continue reading
Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease have been found to present a typical serial position curve in immediate recall tests, showing poor primacy performance and exaggerated recency recall. However, the recency advantage is usually lost after a delay. On this basis, we … Continue reading