At MemoryLab we have a longstanding collaboration with Andrea Stocco’s research group at the University of Washington. Holly Hake, a PhD student in Andrea’s group, recently published an award-winning paper about her research on using MemoryLab as an accessible and fast tool to help diagnose people with early Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
She had elderly people with and without MCI (which can be a precursor to Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia) take a MemoryLab lesson every week for a year to measure their rates of forgetting. The results: participants with MCI had higher rates of forgetting that healthy controls and could be identified with over 80% accuracy after a single 8-minute learning session.
Read the full paper here: https://escholarship.org/uc/item/9px7v2h1