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.
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.
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.
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
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.
At the 2021 SOBP Annual Meeting, our Director of Research & Innovation, Francesca Cormack hosted an interactive poster session on Adherence to a Six-Week Study of Wearable Digital Mood and Cognitive Assessments in Depression: Qualitative Insight
Read on for the key findings and full poster.
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.
Validation of a Smartphone-based Digit Symbol Substitution Task in Participants With Major Depressio
At the virtual ISCTM - Annual Scientific Meeting, Luke Allen presented data supporting the validity of Smartphone-based DSST for assessments in patient populations such as MDD.
Read on for the key findings and the full poster: Validation and Comparability of Smartphone-based Digit Symbol Substitution Task with Written Version.
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.
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.
To celebrate International Women's Day, we’re sharing the stories of a few of the amazing women we’re proud to say are part of the Cambridge Cognition team. In part 1 we will be speaking to Chief Operating Officer - Fiona Cree, Operational Scientist - Iona Pickett and Director of Statistical Science - Elizabeth Baker.
To celebrate International Women's Day, we’re sharing the stories of a few of the amazing women we’re proud to say are part of the Cambridge Cognition team. In part 2 we will be speaking to our Senior Director of Business Development, Lindsey Hagan, and our Academic Sales Manager, Emma Dominic.
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
Nearly a year on from the first outbreak of COVID-19, we still have a lot to learn about how the virus works and affects our health. In this article Operational Scientist, Iona Pickett, explores our current understanding of the neuropsychological consequences of COVID-19, in particular the impact on cognitive function.
Digital health expert Dr Jordan Brayanov from Takeda Pharmaceuticals shares his lessons learned delivering virtual trials during Covid-19 and predictions on what’s next for the industry.
Automated administration of Serial Subtraction in a remote data collection context: novel timing fea
New research presented at CTAD 2020 reports the successful derivation of novel measures of timing for a more nuanced assessment of performance on the Serial Subtraction task.
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.
Showcasing a range of digital neurotechnologies to improve the research, diagnosis and treatment in Alzheimer's disease.
Computerised testing brings an unprecedented ability to capture more detailed information about patient responses. This could provide novel insights into cognitive processes, and greater discriminatory power in predicting cognitive deficits and decline in Alzheimer's and other diseases.
The 2017 CANTAB Research Grant was once again overwhelmed with applications. All the research proposals received were such high quality it was another impossible task for our funding committee to review and narrow the proposals down. We received applications from across the globe from Hong Kong to Saint Lucia. But there could only be three awards.
Takeda and Cognition Kit partner to pilot wearables in patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A. and Cognition Kit Limited announce a collaboration to pilot the use of a specially designed app on an Apple Watch wearable to monitor and assess cognitive function in patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).
Research using animals has long played an important role in neuroscience research and in the development of treatments for mental health and neurological disorders. Using CANTAB to assess cognition in human studies can be an important component of implementing the same guiding principles across species.
When assessing cognitive function, tests that are reliable, time and cost efficient and are comparable across cultures and languages are the key to producing accurate and valid results. There are various cognitive assessment tools out there, but what are the benefits of using language and culture independent touchscreen tests such as CANTAB?