New publishing: Neural Asymmetry During Memory Encoding and its Association with Markers of Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease
Through a “face-name” memory encoding task and a digital symbol substitution, Jinghang Li and Elizabeth Mountz investigated the association between functional activation asymmetry and risk factors of Alzheimer’s Disease. The results indicated that symmetrical activation in subcortical regions was associated with better cognitive performance in memory learning, executive function, and visual spatial domains. Results additionally…
New published study by Dr. Akiko Mizuno: An Effect of Education on Memory-Encoding Activation in Subjective Cognitive Decline
Through a “face-name” memory-encoding fMRI task, Dr. Akiko Mizuno and colleagues investigated the associations between symptoms of subjective cognitive decline (SCD) and brain activation during memory encoding. The findings showed that depending on the level of cognitive reserve, symptoms of SCD were associated with different patterns of brain activation in the extended memory system.
Beginning with her experiences as a neurology intern in Romania, and ending with her current progress at WPIC, Dr. Carmen Andreescu provides an autobiographical account of her career in psychiatry. The Scientific Autobiography of a Traveler. Andreescu. (2021). The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.
Through a machine learning model that predicts brain age, Dr. Helmet Karim and colleagues investigated the relationships between brain aging and aspects of anxiety and depression in late-life adults. Brain age was found to be positively correlated with numerical age, male sex, worry and rumination, and negatively correlated with suppression. These findings bolster support for…
New Published Study by Dr. Smagula: Dementia Caregivers’ Depressive Symptoms and Their White Matter Connections
Dr. Smagula and his colleagues published their paper on white matter integrity reflecting their depressive symptoms among dementia caregivers — a group known to be at risk for depression. White Matter Integrity Underlying Depressive Symptoms in Dementia Caregivers. Smagula et al. (2019). The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.