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Amygdala integrity in frontotemporal dementia

The amygdala, a complex brain region with numerous projections to other brain regions, is known to play a central role in processing emotional information.  Evidence indicates more...

Supervisor(s): Piguet, Olivier (Professor)

Early processing of emotional faces in dementia

Decoding facial features (identity, sex, emotion) is a complex ability that most humans do effortlessly. This ability is eroded in individuals with frontotemporal dementia and other more...

Supervisor(s): Piguet, Olivier (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)