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memory PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

We have 176 memory PhD Projects, Programmes & Scholarships

(BBSRC DTP) Exploring the functional role of thalamic nuclei in memory

The thalamus, a highly interconnected brain structure that lies deep inside the brain, is made up of multiple nuclei, damage to which often produces memory disorders, indicating that the nuclei play a critical role in our memory. Read more

BBSRC NLD Doctoral Training Partnership: Brain rhythms that serve as the ‘binder’ for memory and concept formation.

Memories are like the internal movies of our lives, allowing us to replay past events or to imagine the future. Unlike movies however, scientists do not yet understand how the brain merges information from the senses to form new memories, nor how it could be stimulated to improve or disrupt memories. Read more

Fluency and Context in Recognition Memory

This project relates to a sort of ‘memory illusion’. On a recognition memory test, increasing the perceptual fluency of a test cue increases the likelihood that the word will be endorsed as ‘familiar’, even if it hasn’t been seen in the study phase (and therefore should have been called ‘new’). Read more

Detecting subtle but clinically significant cognitive change in an ageing population

A major challenge facing dementia research is identifying the earliest indicators of clinically-significant cognitive decline. This research project will be linked to the newly established Memory Assessment & Cognitive Ageing Research Unit (MACARU), led by the primary supervisor. Read more

How do hormones regulate memory?

Deficiencies of thyroid hormone are common throughout the globe. Adult-onset hypothyroidism is prevalent in around 8-10% of the population and is associated with reproductive disorders, anxiety, depression and impairment of memory. Read more

Can a tree remember a drought? Understanding the mechanisms of tree memory (CENTA 2024-B6)

Trees are long living, sessile organisms that represent a fundamental component of most of earth ecosystems. Being immobile during their life, trees need to efficiently adapt to changes of environment and to stresses, in order to reach maturity and reproduction. Read more

Precision Medicine DTP - Could disrupted functional connectivity between the hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex be an early marker of vascular cognitive impairment in dementia?

  Research Group: Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences
Additional supervisor. Prof Simon Hanslmayr [University of Glasgow]. Background. The healthy blood-brain barrier (BBB) maintains selective permeability and controls cerebral blood flow to ensure efficient energy supply, prompt waste removal, and balance chemical composition in the interstitial fluid. Read more

Exploring the limits of adverse effects of misinformation on memory

Applications are invited for a fully-funded three-year PhD to commence in October 2024. The PhD will be based in the Department of Psychology (Faculty of Science & Health), and will be supervised by Dr Hartmut Blank, Dr Alistair Harvey and Dr Stefana Juncu. Read more

Breaking the Loneliness Cycle: Memory Biases as a Causal Mechanism for Loneliness

Tackling loneliness is a societal priority because it is linked to poor health, academic and occupational outcomes. This scholarship offers an exciting opportunity to investigate the role of memory biases as a cognitive psychological mechanism underpinning loneliness. Read more

MRC DiMeN Doctoral Training Partnership: Precision assessment of human spatial memory: application to early detection of Alzheimer’s Disease

Dementia presents a worldwide healthcare emergency, with 55 million people already affected around the world. The main risk factor is age, meaning that the global burden of disease is projected to rise throughout the 21st century as populations grow older.  . Read more

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