EAN 2019: Neural clock and internal ‘GPS’ may provide valuable insights into Alzheimer’s disease

Written by Sharon Salt, Editor

Recent research presented at the European Academy of Neurology Congress (EAN 2019; 29 June–2 July, Oslo, Norway) has indicated that the loss of ability to find one’s way, to keep track of time and to create and retrieve memories are all possible hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Edvard Moser (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway) presented the study and anticipates that insights into complex, space-mapping and time-tracking neural systems that help us make sense of our experiences and organize, retrieve and relive memories may give scientists crucial insights into AD. “The neural networks that generate space and time...

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