How CANTAB helps us to explore the cognitive electrophysiology of the deep brain

We caught up with Martin Gillies from the University of Oxford, who told us how CANTABTM tasks help his team to probe the cognitive electrophysiology of the deep brain, particularly focusing on the cognitive role of the dorsal Anterior Cingulate Cortex (dACC) in decision-making. 

Investigating chronic inflammation as a pathway for cognitive dysfunction in depression

PhD Student Naoise Mac Giollabhui received a CANTAB Research Grant in 2018 for his project: ‘Chronic inflammation as a pathway to cognitive dysfunction in adolescents and young adults with a history of elevated depressive symptoms’. CANTAB Research Grants offer up to £1000 to support studies that use at least one Cambridge Cognition cognitive assessment. The 2022 awards are currently open.

We caught up with Naoise to discuss how the grant has benefited his research. 

Hazardous drinking and cognition in schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder

We recently caught up with Atiqul Haq Mazumder, a doctoral researcher at the University of Oulu, Finland. Here, he tells us about how he used CANTAB to understand more about whether hazardous drinking could affect cognition in people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder.

Flocking together and thinking apart: Gendered friendships and decision-making in adolescence

We caught up with Professor Eirini Flouri from University College London, to discuss the role CANTAB played in her research into gendered friendships and decision-making in adolescence.

Using CANTAB to identify undiagnosed dementia cases using a web-based pre-screening tool in the MOPE

We recently caught up with Dr. Mercè Boada, the project coordinator of MOPEAD, and Medical Director of Ace Alzheimer Center Barcelona to discuss her recent publication supporting the use of CANTAB for the early detection of undiagnosed people with cognitive impairment.

Fatigue and episodic memory in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: A web-based CANTAB study

Clinical Scientist, Luke Allen, presented on fatigue and episodic memory in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis at ECTRIMS (European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis).

Read on for the key findings and full poster.

Efficient assessment of Emotional Bias using Item Response Theory and Decision Tree Computerised Ada

Director of Research & Innovation, Francesca Cormack, presented on efficient assessment of emotional bias using item response theory and decision tree computerised adaptive testing at the ISCTM Autumn Conference and the 2021 ECNP Congress.

Read on for the key findings and full poster.

Part 1: Your customer journey – Getting to know your research

In part one of our four-part series on the journey our academic customers go through while working with Cambridge Cognition – we focus on our sales team and the work they put in to ensure that we truly understand your research needs. 

Part 2: Your customer journey – Working with Cambridge Cognition

In part two of our four-part series on the journey our academic customers go through while working with Cambridge Cognition – we focus on our Operational Science team and gain some insight into the work they do to help support our academic customers.

Part 4: Your customer journey – Promoting your research

In the final instalment of our four-part series on the journey our academic customers go through while working with Cambridge Cognition – we focus on our Marketing team and the work they put in to support and promote your research. 

Part 3: Your customer journey – Supporting your study

In part three of our four-part series on the journey our academic customers go through while working with Cambridge Cognition – we focus on our Customer Support and Logistics teams, diving into the work they do to help launch and support your study.

Targeting adolescent neurocognitive processes in depression to promote intervention response

Florin Tibu from the Department of Health and Human Development at the Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava recently gave us an insight into how CANTAB has impacted his research into targeting adolescent neurocognitive processes in depression to promote intervention response.

The international ENIGMA II substudy on postoperative cognitive disorders

We caught up with Dr. Guy Haller from Geneva University Hospital, to discuss the role CANTAB played in the international ENIGMA II substudy on postoperative cognitive disorders (ISEP)

Using CANTAB to understand the role of cognitive control and rumination in predicting depression amo

We recently caught up with Sanja Jandric, from the University of Osijek to discuss her research into the role of cognitive control and rumination in predicting depression among adolescents with internalising disorders.

Investigating the role of cognitive reserve in cognitive ageing

We recently caught up with Insa Feinkohl from the BioCog Consortium, to discuss the research they’ve been conducting, focusing on investigating the role of cognitive reserve in cognitive ageing.

Using CANTAB to compare the effects of augmented reality N-back training and traditional two-dimensi

We recently caught up with Dr Bo Zhang from East China Normal University to discuss her research: A Comparison of the Effects of Augmented Reality N-Back Training and Traditional Two-Dimensional N-Back Training on Working Memory

COVID-19 Cognitive Assessment Battery

To understand the impact of COVID-19 on cognitive function, researchers must use sensitive and reliable cognitive assessments which target appropriate domains. In this article Operational Scientist, Iona Pickett, discusses the challenges of designing a cognitive testing battery for use in those recovering from COVID-19 and describes our recommended CANTAB battery for COVID-19 studies.

Understanding the challenges of assessing cognitive function in patients recovering from COVID-19

While several initiatives have begun investigating the neuropsychological effects of COVID-19, the nature and causes of cognitive impairment found in COVID-19 survivors are not yet fully understood. In this article Operational Scientist, Iona Pickett, discusses the challenges faced by researchers assessing cognition in those recovering from COVID-19.

CANTAB Research Grant assists research into structural and functional changes in memory

We caught up with Julius Rave to talk about the impact that the primary 2021 CANTAB Research Grant prize will have on his research: Exploring structural and functional changes in memory-associated networks in patients expressing cognitive deficits after a COVID-19 infection.

Research into the cognitive impact of COVID-19 on patients with and without sleep complaints

Pim Heckman speaks to us about the impact that receiving one of the three 2021 CANTAB Research Grant prizes will have on his research into clearing COVID-19 cognitive brain fog

Cognitive assessment of COVID-19 patients following mechanical ventilation

Jamileth More recently spoke to us about the impact that receiving one of the three 2021 CANTAB Research Grant prizes will have on her research into monitoring protocol of COVID-19 patients survivors of mechanical ventilation.

CANTAB used to assist with identifying patients with mild cognitive impairment and subjective cognit

Dr. Andrea McGrattan, a Research Dietitian and Lecturer in Nutrition and Dietetics, spoke to us about her PhD research at Queen’s University Belfast, using CANTAB cognitive testing within a Mediterranean Diet feasibility study, “THINK-MED”, among people with cognitive impairment.  

New study uses CANTAB to differentiate typical and pathological ageing

Find out more about how María Campos Magdaleno, PhD of Universidade de Santiago de Compostela is using CANTAB to investigate cognitive changes in typical and pathological ageing.

Cognition and COVID-19: CANTAB Research Grant - Results

The results of the 2021 CANTAB Research Grant are in! This year's award was focussed on the connection between cognition and COVID-19. 

CANTAB and CENTRE-TBI – 10 years working together

CENTRE-TBI recently concluded their 10 year study into the relationship between cognition and function in daily life after traumatic brain injury. We caught up with Prof Lindsay Wilson to hear the key findings from this worldwide study. 

Engagement and Adherence to Remote Testing in Middle-Aged Adults at Risk of Dementia

At the virtual ADPD 2021 event, Emily Thorp discussed engagement and adherence to remote testing in middle-aged adults at risk of dementia.

Experiences of Fatigue in Chronic Disease: Effects on Mental Health

At the recent Chronic Disease & Mental Health virtual event, Iona Pickett discussed experiences of fatigue in chronic disease: effects on mental health. 

Using CANTAB to investigate specific contributions from the volume of hippocampal subregions to visu

We recently caught up with Tamara Shavitt, a psychology student who conducted research at the Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo to discuss how CANTAB impacted her research: investigate specific contributions from the volume of hippocampal subregions to visuospatial memory tasks.

New study finds CANTAB is sensitive to very early cognitive changes in premanifest Huntington’s dise

Dr. Christelle Langley, postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine shared the role that CANTAB played in her latest publication: Fronto-striatal circuits for cognitive flexibility in far from onset Huntington’s Disease: Evidence from the Young Adult Study

What is the association between anabolic androgenic steroid dependence and executive dysfunction?

We recently spoke with Dr Lisa Evju Hauger to discuss the impact CANTAB had on her research into exploring executive function in relation to long-term anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) use and dependence.