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 Lauren Revie

Lauren Revie

Research student, School of Psychology

Email:
reviel@cardiff.ac.uk
Location:
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

Research summary

My PhD work focuses on characteristic cognitive impairments in dementia with Lewy bodies, and how these may help us differentiate the disorder from similar conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Dementia with Lewy bodies is commonly misdiagnosed in clinic, which can result in inproper pharmacological management which may be dangerous or fatal. By investigating symptoms and cognitive impairments which may aid in the correct diagnosis of this condition, we may be able to increase the successful diagnosis of the disease.

To do so, I work with patients who are in early stages of disease. I employ cognitive testing and multi-modal magnetic resonance (MR) to help locate networks within the brain which may suffer white matter and/or neurochemical impairment in these disorders, in order to determine how this relates to the cognitive symptoms we see. Moreover, I hope that by doing so, I may be able to understand more about the regions which are affected earlier in the disorder, which may have an impact in clinical management.

Teaching summary

I am a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) supporting first year BSc Psychology students in 'Introduction to Psychology’ seminars.

Research interests

Research topics and related papers

Cognition and attention in neurodegeneration and ageing

Neurochemical networks in cognition

Visual perception and hallucinations

Funding

School of Psychology Open PhD studentship and Graduate Teaching Assistant (October 2017)

Research group

CUBRIC

Cognitive Neuroscience - Imaging Science

Research collaborators

Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley (Cardiff)

Dr John Evans (Cardiff)

Professor Anthony Bayer (Cardiff)

Dr Elizabeth Coulthard (Bristol)

Teaching

I am a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) supporting first year BSc Psychology students in 'Introduction to Psychology’ seminars.

Claudia Metzler-Baddeley

Dr Claudia Metzler-Baddeley

Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience

John Evans

Dr John Evans

School Manager

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