The BBSRC have released 5 short promotional videos about the Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (CamCAN) – a pan-Cambridge project on healthy ageing, funded by the BBSRC, that brings together the MRC CBU, MRC Biostatistics Unit and the University Departments of Psychology, Psychiatry, Engineering and Public Health. This project includes detailed cognitive and neuroimaging profiling of a population-representative cohort of 700 people from 18-88 years of age, and is led by Prof Lorraine Tyler at the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain in the Department of Psychology. Prof Rik Henson, one of the MRC CBU Co-Investigators, comments: “Although the 5-year project is only half-way through, and the results not yet fully analysed, the aims and scope of the project are well captured by these engaging vignettes.” The videos can be found here: http://youtu.be/msiHdCsUq2s (Part #1: Cam-CAN project overview), http://youtu.be/fexu3VNzY-k (Part #2: MRI brain imaging), http://youtu.be/eq8wHT8qYJs (Part#3: MEG brain waves), http://youtu.be/-DhCfxn_XnA (Part #4: Motor learning experiment), http://youtu.be/HRSTrioN-EE (Part #5: Hitchcock emotional movie response). Although at present CamCAN is a cross-sectional study, further funding is sought for future longitudinal and interventional extensions.
Further details can be found here: www.cam-can.com