October 2015

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

Measuring The Rate Of Adolescent Cognitive Development In 38,778 Individuals

October 20, 2015

Decades of research on cognitive development and change have given neuroscientists volumes of data on the adult brain to better understand abnormalities and pursue treatments for a variety of neurodegenerative diseases. Of course, every adult brain was once an adolescent brain developing at its own unique pace. Surprisingly, much less is known about this early […]

Cognitive Decline Found In Adults With High Beta Amyloid And APOE ε4 Gene Over Just 18 Months

October 14, 2015

“So, even in this shortened 18-month trial, the combined effects of high beta amyloid with the APOE ε4 biomarker demonstrated neurodegneration.” As neuroscientists tease apart the contributing factors leading to cognitive decline, and eventually Alzheimer’s disease, in older adults, two biomarkers keep surfacing as probable causes; amyloid beta plaques (Aβ+) in the brain and carrying […]