Tag Archives: Primacy

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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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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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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AAIC 2014

I have just come back from the beautiful Copenhagen, where I attended and presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference. It was an amazing experience and here is a link to my poster. DBruno et al Poster AAIC 14  

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Prediction

I was in London for a few days attending the British Neuropsychological Society autumn meeting. Here are the slides from my talk about using cognitive markers to predict decline: BNS Talk – Davide Bruno

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