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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.

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. 

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.

Using CANTAB to examine the potential synergistic effects of a combination of omega-3 fatty acids, c

Dr Rebecca Power, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Nutrition Research Centre Ireland, shared the role that CANTAB played in her latest publication: Targeted Nutritional Intervention for Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment: The Cognitive impAiRmEnt Study (CARES) Trial 1

CANTAB Research Grant assists research into defining cognitive phenotypes

Ciara Molloy recently spoke to us about the impact that receiving one of the three 2020 CANTAB Research Grant prizes will have on her research: ‘The impact of rare copy number variants on cognition: Defining cognitive phenotypes in individuals with CNVs associated with neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders.’

2020 CANTAB Research Grant supports research into combined dexmedetomidine / ketamine nasal spray fo

The winner of one of the three 2020 CANTAB Research Grant prizes, Dr Amie Hayley, Swinburne University of Technology explains the impact CANTAB will have on her research: Combined dexmedetomidine/ketamine nasal spray for analgesia: a pilot feasibility and efficacy trial.

CANTAB Research Grant funds new ways to assess vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) in

Dr Simone De Luca recently received the 2020 CANTAB Research Grant primary award for her project: “New ways to assess vascular cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) in chronic lung disease”. We spoke to her about the impact winning would have on her research.

Using CANTAB to study the relationships between executive function, eating behavior and preoperative

PhD candidate Gro Walø-Syversen of Oslo University Hospital, shared the role that CANTAB played in her latest publication: Executive Function, Eating Behavior, and Preoperative Weight Loss in Bariatric Surgery Candidates: An Observational Study

Does the impact of high-altitude impair cognitive performance?

Alexander Friend shares the role CANTAB played in the research he conducted on cognitive impairment at high-altitude while at The University of Birmingham.

Does long-term poor sleep contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease?

We caught up with Jana Thomas of Radboud University Medical Centre to find out more about the bidirectional relationship between poor sleep and Alzheimer’s disease.

Examination of the neural basis of psychotic-like experiences in adolescence during processing of em

We caught up with Dr Evan Papanastasiou from King's College London to find out why he chose CANTAB to examine the neural basis of psychotic-like experiences in adolescence during processing of emotional faces.

What are the biological mechanisms behind chemotherapy-associated cognitive impairment?

Despite chemotherapy-associated cognitive impairment (CACI, aka chemobrain) affecting 75% of all cancer survivors, little is understood about the mechanisms underlying the disorder. In efforts to address this research gap, Prof Alexandre Chan from the University of California, Irvine used CANTAB to conduct an evaluation of DNA Methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms and Chemotherapy-Associated Cognitive Impairment. Read on to find out the results.  

Modelling associations between neurocognition and functional course in young people with emerging

We caught up with Jacob Crouse from the University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre to discuss his research into key factors that underpin mental health disorders in young people, with a view to improving outcomes. 

Why does PSYSCAN use CANTAB?

PSYSCAN is a global project, which aims to develop a neuroimaging-based tool that will help healthcare professionals to address key clinical issues for patients with psychotic disorders. We caught up with study coordinator – Aimée Westerveld – to find out more about the role of CANTAB in the project. 

What is the impact of stress and environment on executive function and motivation for primary school

We caught up with Toby Bartle, Registered Psychologist and PhD Candidate at James Cook University, to find out why he chose CANTAB when looking at the impact of stress and environment on executive function and motivation for primary school children.

What is the impact of hydration status and exercise on cognitive performance?

We caught up with University of Ulster researcher, Kyle Wallace, to find out why he chose CANTAB to investigate the links between cognitive function, hydration status and martial arts. 

Using CANTAB to characterize the development of cognition in a longitudinal neuroimaging cohort

Dr Qiang Luo, Associate Principal Investigator at the Institute of Science and Technology for Brain-inspired Intelligence - Fudan University, shared the role that CANTAB played in his latest publication: Adolescent binge drinking disrupts normal trajectories for brain functional organization and personality maturation.

What are the benefits of having a CANTAB departmental licence?

Senior Psychology Technician at Teesside University, Nicole Beddard, shared her experience of administrating a CANTAB departmental licence. 

Are memory impairments in early and chronic schizophrenia related to the hippocampus

Cassandra Wannan, final year PhD student at the University of Melbourne, shared the role that CANTAB played in her latest publication: Hippocampal subfields and visuospatial associative memory across stages of schizophrenia-spectrum disorder

What is the value of including cognitive assessments in the quantification of vascular dementia

We caught up with researchers from the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology, University of Manchester to discuss the role that CANTAB plays in their cutting-edge neuroimaging study. 

Does low-level exposure to lead and manganese affect cognition and behaviour?

The Salud Ambiental Montevideo cohort is characterised by several social-environmental factors, including exposure to metals and cognitive performance. We caught up with Seth Frndak from the University of Buffalo to talk through CANTAB’s role in this epidemiological study.  

Why does the largest twins registry in the UK use CANTAB?

TwinsUK has been using CANTAB for the last 10 years to enable their multi-modal, longitudinal research into typical and pathological ageing. We caught up with the Project Coordinator, Taha Bhatti, to discuss the cohort’s experience of completing the tasks, and transitioning to web-based delivery. 

How CANTAB is helping to fast track dementia research – DPUK’s Great Minds

With more than two million participants, Dementias Platform UK is a national effort to make real strides in tackling dementia. Leona Wolters from the initiative shared with us the vital role that CANTAB plays in this large-scale cohort study.

CANTAB to enhance cognitive assessment in rare neurological diseases

We caught up with psychologist, Lara Draghi, to discuss the value of using CANTAB to assess cognitive function in patients with rare neurological disorders.