Does sugar really affect cognition?
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
- Number of Honour Places Available
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
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A recent series of press reports have suggested that sugary drinks may impair cognition in rodents. However, these studies use rudimentary assays for cognition with questionable translational relevance to human populations. This project will use touchscreen-based cognitive assays of working memory and spatial learning, tasks which are analogous to those used in clinical psychology to determine the impact of high sugar diet on these cognitive domains. The cognitive studies will be complemented with in vivo measures of electrophysiology with an aim to investigate a potential mechanism whereby sugar may impact brain function
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PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
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