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Mapping a better predictor of memory function

May 13, 2015 – New research by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute has uncovered a better predictor of a person’s memory function. The hippocampus is an important structure in the brain's memory circuit, and its size is typically measured as an indicator of memory function. The researchers found that the shape of the hippocampus is a better predictor of memory function than the size of the hippocampus. Dr. Aristotle Voineskos of CAMH’s Campbell Family Mental Health Research Institute and student Julie Winterburn were the study’s first authors, working in collaboration with Dr. Mallar Chakravarty of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal. Their research is published in peer-reviewed scientific journal Human Brain Mapping.

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