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Sophie Grenfell

BSc, MSc (1st class Hons)

Research Assistant
  New Zealand Brain Research Institute
Research Assistant
  Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury


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I am working on a master’s thesis that aims to assess the efficacy of a cognitive enrichment programme that targets autobiographical memory in individuals with mild cognitive impairment which is often a precursor to dementia. We will measure changes in the default mode network of the brain and in linguistic features across time using fMRI. We hope to show a program of cognitive enrichment can ameliorate the effects of mild cognitive impairment and slow the progression to dementia.

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Grenfell, S., Melzer, T. R., Young, B., Wang, A,, Livingston, L., Keenan, R. J., MacAskill, M. R., Anderson, T. J. & Dalrymple-Alford, J.C. (2013). Reduced default mode network connectivity and autobiographical memory in mild cognitive impairment. Proceedings of the 31st Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research 2013, Queenstown, Volume 31, 27 . [ID#725]


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