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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. 

Domain-specific cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease detected using touchscreen technology

At AD/PD 2019 we showed that automated, electronic cognitive testing is acceptable and feasible for patients presenting to clinic with Parkinson’s disease.

Sensitivity and specificity of the Intra-Extra Dimensional Set-Shift task

Using the Intra-Extra Dimensional Set Shift task to distinguish within-and between-diagnostic categories. 

Decision-making under risk: from drugs to dopamine

How can you tell if a decision was impulsive or risky? Using the Cambridge Gambling Task to unpick how different brain regions, different drugs and different dopamine levels impact on decision-making.