Healthy Minds from 0-100 years Through new funding from the EU Horizon 2020 framework of the Lifebrain project, CBU scientists Rik Henson, Rogier Kievit and Susan Gathercole will be able to integrate two Cambridge cohorts spanning childhood through to older age with 10 other European cohorts. The result will be a unique multinational resource of […]
Autobiographical memory based interventions are a promising treatment option for emotional disorders Disruption to the way that we retrieve autobiographical memories, that is, memories of our personal life experiences, is a key feature of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Previous research has shown that autobiographical memory disruptions play a key […]
The MRC CEO Diversity Award has been awarded to CBU scientists Fionnuala Murphy and Rogier Kievit. It recognises their important contributions to making the CBU a forward-thinking environment that rewards staff fairly and values diversity in the work place, and to sharing this good practice both locally and nationally.
How the brain uses prior expectations to improve perception of degraded speech In a new study published in BLOS Biology, Helen Blank and Matt Davis have shown that the brain uses predictive neural mechanisms to combine sensory signals and prior knowledge during the perception of degraded speech. Perception inevitably depends on combining sensory input with […]
Cam-CAN allows open access to raw data The Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN; www.cam-can.org) is pleased to announce the release of raw data from the first wave of Phase II of the Cam-CAN cohort. These data include MRI, MEG and cognitive data from approximately 650 males and females uniformly distributed from 18 to […]
A new CALM study published by the CALM Team has shown that ADHD behaviours are strongly linked with difficulties in the social use of language, and more weakly associated with formal language knowledge. The research team investigated the relationship between ADHD behaviours and language in a sample of children referred to the CALM clinic […]
A new study has revealed that focal hippocampal lesions disrupt structural and functional connectivity even between distal brain regions potentially contributing to the amnesia experienced by these individuals. The lead researcher, Rik Henson, said “These individuals are rare and their involvement illustrates the value of collaborations between the MRC CBU and the Neuropsychology Department […]
A study has shown that brain stimulation does not enhance any training gains from working memory training. Working memory (WM) is the cognitive ability that enables us to remember information for short periods of time. It also allows us to juggle multiple thoughts and focus on what we are doing. Individuals with poor WM struggle […]