BSc, MSc (1st class Hons)
New Zealand Brain Research Institute, Christchurch
Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch
Phone: +64 3) 378 6257
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.