8 min read · Feb 23rd · Just before Alex Godfrey’s grandmother died from dementia, she snapped back to lucidity and regaled him with stories of her youth. Could moments like this teach us more about the workings of the…
5 min read · Feb 1st · IBM researchers trained artificial intelligence to pick up hints of changes in language ahead of the onset of neurological diseases.
they used telegraphic language, meaning language that has a simple grammatical structure and is missing subjects and words like “the,” “is” and “are.” The members of that group turned out to be the people who developed Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Adam Boxer, director of the neurosciences clinical research unit at the University of California, San Francisco, is also studying frontotemporal dementia. His tool is a smartphone app. His subjects are healthy people who have inherited a genetic predisposition to develop the disease. His method is to show subjects a picture and ask them to record a description of what they see.
5 min read · Jan 13th · Resilient people have brains that are distinct in their structure and function, providing clues for how to build resilience
being able to focus and recall specific positive memories could have a protective function. In line with this idea, researchers recently found that vulnerable teenagers at risk of depression (because of stress early in life) were less likely to develop depression during the course of the study if they were able to recall specific positive memories when prompted
3 min read · 2020-12-14 · Study reveals how the brain reacts when we encounter a person or object out of their normal context for the first time. Findings demonstrate how the memory system strives for efficiency and only…
20+ min read · From 2019 · Three years ago, Jo and his wife Robin shared their story: he had early-onset Alzheimer's. Now, as it continues its swift, relentless assault on Jo, Robin navigates the unthinkable