Tag Archives: Brain

Recency ratio and Glutamate

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

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Football and Dementia

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.

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The Primacy Effect and Functional Connectivity

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

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PhD Opportunity

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

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Integrity

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

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Introducing the Recency Ratio

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

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On the way out (part 1)

The input order of free recall has long been a subject of research in psychology (…). (I)tems presented at the beginning of the list (primacy) and items presented at the end of the list (recency) are remembered better than middle … Continue reading

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