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5 July 2019

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.

20 June 2019

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. 

11 June 2019

Developing a screening tool of social cognitive abilities in schizophrenia and brain injury

Researchers at the University of Newcastle, Australia are developing a screening tool of social cognitive abilities for individuals with schizophrenia spectrum disorder or acquired brain injury. Read on to find out how CANTAB is supporting this effort.

28 May 2019

Could colour blindness be affecting the results of your study?

With colour vision deficiency affecting an estimated 300 million people worldwide, we consider how colour blindness might affect participants’ performance on cognitive tests, and what measures can be taken to minimise the impact on study results.

2 May 2019

Using economic models to understand decision-making in mental health disorders

We caught up with Professor Marco Bonetti to discover whether economic models could be applied in mental health research to better explain how OCD patients make decisions under risk. 

17 April 2019

Can stress at work affect cognitive performance?

The Health and Safety Executive states that over 11 million days are lost at work each year because of stress; but what is stress, how does it affect the body and brain, and what can be done to minimise any negative impact at work?

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