Leenaards Center for Memory

Areas of research

The Center for Memory’s research focuses mainly on the following areas:

  • The search for new cognitive or neurofunctional markers of pathological brain aging using different types of imaging (MRI, PET, EEG, and different experimental contexts). This research concerns:
    - A study of the influence of “non-modular” functions such as attention, executive functions and emotion on language.
    - Writing disorders in normal aging and neuro-degenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s); the use of a common experimental framework (real-time recording of graphomotor and eye movements) which aim to better understand these disorders and improve their treatment.
  • The search for risk factors and aetio-pathogenic mechanisms through exploration of massive, multidimensional databases (cognition, imaging, genetics, metabolic) in collaboration with Human Brain Project (Prof. Richard Frackowiak) and a number of external partners (INSERM U825, CATI, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics).
  • Study of action semantic disorders in neurodegenerative diseases that affect the motor system (Parkinson’s disease and related syndromes).
  • Provision of innovative technologies that compensate for disabilities that affect language and memory: use of virtual reality tools.
  • Phase 2-3 diagnostic and therapeutic clinical trials to promote innovative techniques, therapeutic intervention or new medication to prevent pathological brain aging or slow the progression of confirmed illnesses.

 

Publications

 

 Last updated on 07/02/2018 at 21:26