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A new study led by Professor Robert Logie (Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences) reviewed more than 100 previous research studies with adults that investigated the different ways in which people remember words, letters, numbers and pictures. This research highlights a range of different mental processes linked to memory that are used in different ways to perform similar tasks, which could be used to help people recall information more readily. The study is published in the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition.
Professor Andrew McIntosh (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences), Professor Ian Deary (Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Epidemiology), Dr Michelle Luciano (Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Epidemiology) and colleagues (University of Edinburgh and King's College London) have published results from a study suggesting that people affected by depression may have genes associated with anxiety, worry and low mood. The DNA of over 300,000 people was analysed and many genes were found to link to neuroticism – characterised by feelings of anxiety, worry and guilt. The genes are also linked to depression. The findings help shed light on the causes of depression – which affects one in five people – and could provide information to help better diagnosis and treatment for individuals, scientists say.
A study conducted by Sergio Della Sala, Sara Pluviano and Caroline Watt (all Psychology, University of Edinburgh) suggests that current strategies for correcting misinformation about the dangers of vaccinations have the opposite effect and reinforce ill-founded beliefs. Presenting scientific facts to disprove misconceptions was found to actually strengthen unfounded opinions, such as that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine causes autism. Similarly, showing images which suggest unvaccinated children can suffer from disease inspired the strongest belief that vaccines had harmful side effects.
Staying Sharp is a new ‘one-stop-shop’ on the Age UK website, developed in partnership with the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology (CCACE) at the University of Edinburgh, where you can find out what you need to know about thinking skills in later life.
Sue Fletcher-Watson (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences & the Patrick Wild Centre) has recently launched a new Scottish charity, called SuperTroop. They will be providing residential holidays for children and young people with learning disabilities.
Professor Richard Morris (Professor of Neuroscience, Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences, and 2016 Brain Prize Winner) gave a TEDx talk in Madrid at the end of 2017 titled 'The Making and Keeping of Memory'. At this event, he talks from his his vast experience researching the brain and its mechanisms, sharing important insights on how do we build up memories and why we should only worry about forgetting when it affects the most important parts of our life.
This month, Sue Fletcher-Watson (Clinical Brain Sciences) is featured in the Times Educational Supplement talking about her research as part of the 'Theirworld Edinburgh Birth Cohort' project.
University of Edinburgh researchers, led by Prof. Craig Ritchie (Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences), have joined forces to form a major brain imaging project - the TriBEKa consortium - looking at the first factors that determine risk of dementia. This project was launched on 14 July 2017 at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in London.
A major study investigating links with dementia is being led by Professor Joanna Wardlaw and colleagues at the University of Edinburgh, in collaboration with 9 UK universities. The £1.2 million project aims to improve how doctors identify and treat dementia that occurs following a stroke.