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The eyes have it – how eye movements are affected by posterior cortical atrophy

Tim Shakespeare

Many different systems and structures come together to give us a rich visual experience of the world around us. One structure is the eye, providing a clear visual input. Another is the understanding of that visual signal by the brain, which interprets information from the eye to give us a perception of what and where […]

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Scientist Focus: Chris Medway

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Dr Chris Medway, from the University of Nottingham, was awarded our Sir Terry Pratchett Fellowship in 2012. As part of the three-year fellowship, Chris has spent the last year working at the Mayo Clinic in Florida searching for rare genetic changes that alter the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. I caught up with him as he […]

Dementiablog.org competition – The winner is…

Dr Laura PhippsKirsty MaraisClaire LucasRobin BrisbourneKaty StubbsEd PinchesGlyn Morris

Many of you reading this post will be well aware that to celebrate the launch of this blog we have been running a competition to win an exclusive prize. Since 2008, Sir Terry Pratchett has been banging the drum for an increase in funding for dementia research. We were thrilled and privileged to have Sir […]