Ali Mazaheri

Centre for Human Brain Health, University of Birmingham

Dr Ali Mazaheri (School of Psychology, University of Birmingham) completed his undergraduate and MSc degrees at the University of Toronto. He conducted his PhD study at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuro-imaging in Nijmgen, Netherlands. After a 2 year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, Davis, he was appointed assistant professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Amsterdam from 2011-2014. He moved to University of Birmingham to take up a senior lecturer post in January 2015.

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EEG oscillations during word processing can predict vulnerability to Alzheimer's disease

The ongoing EEG contains rhythmic activity produced by specific networks in the brain. These rhythms have been shown to capture the specific neural interaction involved in cognition. Here, I will present evidence that specific characteristics of brain rhythms during language can be used to assess the vulnerability of individuals to developing Alzheimer's disease. I will discuss future direction of this research with regards to both basic science and translational endeavours


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