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Targeting abnormal immune function in the central nervous system to treat cognitive disorders.

There is a growing body of evidence that most neurocognitive disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, and neuropathic pain states involve abnormal immune activity within the central n more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)

Cognitive Flexibility and The Aging Brain

Cognitive flexibility refers to the capacity to adapt our behaviour in a fluid and dynamic manner in response to changing demands of the environment. This capacity is essential to e more...

Supervisor(s): Irish, Muireann (Associate Professor)

The role of a novel mutant gene in dementia and motor neuron disease

We have identified a new gene that when mutated causes dementia and motor neuron disease (MND), diseases that are currently incurable. This project will examine how this mutated gen more...

Supervisor(s): Dobson-Stone, Carol (Dr)

Memories of the future

Human memory is incredibly complex, allowing us to mentally travel back in subjective time to revisit the past. Mounting evidence points to the importance of memory in enabling us t more...

Supervisor(s): Irish, Muireann (Associate Professor)

Early interventions to enhance sleep spindles and optimise memory consolidation in older adults: A high-density EEG sleep study

This study will test exciting new treatment approaches to improve cognition in older people. It involves a clinical trial to deliver an early pharmacological intervention to enhance more...

Supervisor(s): D’Rozario, Angela (Dr)

“Local Sleep” in the Awake Brain: An Underlying Cause of Neurobehavioural Deficits in Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Snorers who are easily distracted and struggle to focus on the job might have a new culprit to blame: Napping neurons. We are investigating why so many of the nation’s snore more...

Supervisor(s): D’Rozario, Angela (Dr)

Preclinical Research in Medicinal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Therapeutics

Preclinical Research in Medicinal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Therapeutics. more...

Supervisor(s): Arnold, Jonathon (Associate Professor)