Neural modulation of cognitive-motor interference in ageing
Dr S Chiou, Prof O Jensen
6 January 2019
Background. Trunk muscles play an important role in the maintenance of upright posture and balance. Postural control and balance are often altered in older people and that is significantly associated with higher risk of falling.
eSports: perceptual, cognitive and visuomotor skill development in the digital world
Dr D Souto, Dr P Duke
6 January 2019
Competitive video-gaming, also known as eSports, is rapidly growing to occupy the role of traditional sporting events. eSports has become a billion-dollar industry, supports professional leagues, has global reach via online tournaments and is being considered for inclusion in the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Cognitive impairment, decision making and mental capacity in Motor Neurone Disease
The Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone disease
Dr S Abrahams, Dr S M Mulhern
7 February 2019
Cognitive and behavioural impairments are common in motor neurone disease (MND) affecting up to 50% of patients, of which 15% suffer from a behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (Goldstein and Abrahams, 2013).
Impact of maternal intermittent fasting on cognitive development
Dr N Ashton, Prof J Neill
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Many pregnant Muslim women take part in the daily fast during the month of Ramadan, even though they are exempt. The long term effects on the child are not fully known; however an association between exposure to fasting in utero and an increased incidence of mental impairment in children has been shown.