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Visual processing in Alzheimer’s disease results published and presented by Dr George Stothart

26 September 2014

Dr Stothart recently presented his research with Drs Kazanina and Tales demonstrating changes in early visual processing in Alzheimer’s disease at the International Organisation of Psychophysiology biennial meeting in Hiroshima, Japan. The findings have also recently been accepted in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease for publication.

Dr Stothart investigated early visual processes in Alzheimer’s disease using electroencephalography during his PhD and first year as a post-doctoral researcher and demonstrated reductions in the strength of early visual evoked responses in Alzheimer’s disease patients.

With funding provided by the BRACE charity and Guarantors of Brain, Dr Stothart was able to attend the International Organisation of Psychophysiology biennial meeting in Hiroshima, Japan, and presented these results in a symposium on visual mismatch negativity (the paradigm used to investigate early visual processing).

The findings have also recently been accepted in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease for publication. Dr Stothart is currently conducting longitudinal follow up of these patients in order to establish the predictive value of the visual processing deficits he has identified. 

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