Tag Archives: Cognitive decline

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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The Preservation of Memory

Hello blogosphere, I have a book out that I have edited for Routledge (T&F), and I wanted to tell you about it. The title is The Preservation of Memory and it collects works from a number of scholars (me included, I … Continue reading

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Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring

There is a new Journal out there for those of you interested in dementia research: Alzheimer’s and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring. This Journal is part of the Alzheimer’s & Dementia (A&D) and Alzheimer’s Association (1) family, but unlike its big brother, … Continue reading

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Memory and the brain

In my last post, I talked about the relationship between the mind and the brain in very general and abstract terms. This discussion was spawned by considerations upon the complex relationship between the size of the hippocampus (a brain region … Continue reading

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