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Smart stimulation for people with dementia

Dr Penny Rapaport (UCL Psychiatry) talks about finding stimulating activities which people with dementia can get involved in, and 'Call to Mind', a card game which she helped to design. Listen: BBC World Service 'BBC World Hacks' (from 15 mins, 40 secs) More...

Published: Sep 25, 2018 3:10:52 PM

Driverless car makers could face jail if AI causes harm

Following confirmation that the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) will oversee health and safety breaches for AI and machine learning software, PhD researcher Michael Veale (UCL STEaPP) expresses reservations about the potential rigour of tests for these types of product. Read: Sky News More...

Published: Sep 25, 2018 1:28:32 PM

High blood pressure in middle age can lead to dementia

Research on links between high blood pressure in middle age and dementia shows "the damage is done slowly, so what counts in terms of dementia is the duration of exposure to high blood pressure" says study lead Professor Archana Singh-Manoux (UCL Institute for Global Health). Read: Daily Mail More...

Published: Sep 25, 2018 10:52:16 AM

Scientists throw light on the way memories work

Research by Dr Andrej Bicanski and Professor Neil Burgess (both UCL Institute of Neurology) found that spatially selective cells - 'place cells' - play a vital role in the way our brain builds our recollections and memories. Read: NZ Herald More...

Published: Sep 25, 2018 10:27:13 AM