Cognitive Interventions Technologies and Evaluation
We are a group of clinicians and methodologists aiming to develop, evaluate and study the mechanisms of effective cognition-oriented treatments across the lifespan and brain disorders.
Our work combines clinical trials, advanced meta-analytical techniques, methods research and technology development to help us understand:
- How can cognitive treatments best support cognition and function in healthy people and those with cognitive impairments?
- What are the biopsychosocial mechanisms that underpin cognitive treatment gains?
- How can emerging technologies be used to optimise the benefits of cognitive treatments?
- How to effectively combine cognitive and other evidence-based treatments (e.g., physical exercise and behaviour change) for best outcomes?
- What are the most appropriate trial methodologies to advance research on cognitive interventions?
- How can evidence synthesis methods be used to answer key clinical questions regarding the effects of cognitive treatments?
- Dr Amit Lampit, group co-leader
- Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs, group co-leader
- Julieta Sabates, PhD student
- Ruth Minkov, Research Assistant & MA student (clinical neuropsychology)
- Katrina Luzinat, MA student (clinical neuropsychology)
- Nathalie Launder, BA student
- NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR)
- CR Roper Faculty Trust, Faculty, MDHS UoM
- The University of Melbourne – Berlin University Alliance
TOP 5 publications
Sikkes SA, […], Lampit A, Laver K, Lutz A, Lautenschlager NT, […], on behalf of the ISTAART Non-pharmacological Interventions Professional Interest Area, Bahar-Fuchs A. Toward a theory-based specification of NON-PHARMACOLOGICAL treatments in aging and dementia: Focused reviews and methodological recommendations. Alzheimer's & Dementia 2020. PubMed
Malmberg Gavelin H, Lampit A, Hallock H, Sabatés J, Bahar-Fuchs A. Cognition-oriented treatments for older adults: A systematic overview of systematic reviews. Neuropsychology Review 2020;30(2):167-193. PubMed
Bahar-Fuchs A, Barendse MEA, Bloom R, Ravona-Springer R, Heymann A, Dabush H, Bar L, Slater-Barkan S, Rassovsky Y, Schnaider Beeri M. Computerized Cognitive Training for Older Adults at Higher Dementia Risk due to Diabetes: Findings From a Randomized Controlled Trial. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A 2019;75(4):747-754. PubMed
Hill N, Mowszowski L, Naismith S, Chadwick V, Valenzuela M, Lampit A (2017). Computerized Cognitive Training in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. The American Journal of Psychiatry 174:329-340. PubMed
Lampit A, Hallock H, Valenzuela M. Computerized cognitive training in cognitively healthy older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of effect modifiers. PLoS Medicine 2014;11: e1001756 PubMed
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