Tag Archives: Cognition

The Primacy of Primacy

We have just published an article in the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology that continues in the vein of previous work (see also here) that focused on the relationship between serial position effects and cognitive decline. Like I discussed here, for example. … Continue reading

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A memory test to measure dementia biomarkers

We have just published a new paper on the recency ratio on the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. An abstract can be found here. A key point we are making with this paper is that we need a range of … Continue reading

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The Conversation: Alzheimer’s disease – don’t give up on plaque-busting drugs just yet

I wrote a piece for The Conversation. It is here. And it is based on this article we just published.

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Beginning and End: Prediction of Cognitive Decline with Memory Tests

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

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Does the way you use your computer predict whether you will have dementia?

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

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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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