October 2014

The latest from Cogstate, leaders in optimizing the measurement of cognition

Research Shows BDNF Slows Cognitive Decline In Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease

October 28, 2014

In the search for the causes of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), most researchers have agreed that an abnormal level of beta-amyloid, protein plaques in the brain that disrupt neuronal communications, will lead eventually to decreased memory and thinking abilities in otherwise healthy adults, which themselves are the harbinger of ultimate progression to dementia. While it was […]

Research Links Cognitive Impairment With Work Productivity In MDD Patients

October 8, 2014

Evidence of cognitive impairment in patients suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD) has grown recently as new research shows that episodic memory, learning and executive functions can also be affected by the condition. At this week’s ISCTM Autumn Conference in Boston, Cogstate scientists presented their findings of a subtle relationship between cognitive decline and decreased […]