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On this page, you will find a list of recent publications in scientific journals by members of the team. Links to the abstract for each paper are provided, and where possible, we will also provide links to the full text of the paper, and to a lay summary designed to make the content more accessible to the general public.

McHugh, J.E., Lee, O., Aspell, N., Connolly, L., Lawlor, B.A. & Brennan, S (2016) Peer volunteer perspectives following a complex social cognitive intervention: A qualitative investigation. International Psychogeriatrics (In Press)

Brennan, S., O'Sullivan, M., Robertson, I.H., O'Connell, R.G. and Dockree, P. (in press). Characterising neural signatures of successful ageing: electrophysiological correlates of preserved episodic memory in older age. Brain and Cognition

Pertl, M., Lawlor, B.A., Robertson, I.H., Walsh, C. and Brennan, S. (in press). Risk of cognitive and functional impairment in spouses of people with dementia: evidence from the Health and Retirement Study. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology

2015 Publications

Hannigan, C., Coen. R.F., Lawlor, B.A., Robertson, I.H. and Brennan, S. (2015). The NEIL Memory Research Unit: psychological, biological, physiological and lifestyle factors associated with healthy ageing: study protocol. BMC Psychology, 3(1), 20-34.

Hannigan, C., McHugh, J.E., Coen, R., Brennan, S., Robertson, I.H. and Lawlor, B.A. (2015). Cognitive reserve moderates the relationship between sleep quality and executive functioning in healthy adults aged 50+. (Abstract - Presentation at IAGG-ER 8th Congress, Dublin, 2015). Irish Ageing Studies Review, 6(1), 251.

2014 Publications

McHugh, J.E., Lee, O., Lawlor, B.A. and Brennan, S. (2014). The meaning of mealtimes: social and nutritional needs identifed among older adults attending day services and by healthcare professionals. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, In Press.

Kelly ME, Loughrey D, Lawlor BA, Robertson IH, Walsh C, Brennan S. The impact of exercise on the cognitive functioning of healthy older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ageing Res Rev. 2014 May 23;16C:12-31. doi:10.1016/j.arr.2014.05.002. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 24862109.

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Di Rosa, E., Hannigan, C., Brennan, S., Reilly, R., Rapcan, Viliam, and Robertson, I.H. (2014). Reliability and validity of the Automatic Cognitive Assessment Delivery (ACAD). Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8, p.34.

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Kelly, M.E., Loughrey, D., Lawlor, B.A., Robertson, I.H., Walsh, C., Brennan, S. (2014). The impact of cognitive training and mental stimulation on cognitive and everyday functioning of healthy older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Ageing Research Reviews

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Mellqvist Fassberg M, Ostling S, Braam AW, Backman K, Copeland JR, Fichter M, Kivela SL, Lawlor BA, Lobo A, Magnusson H, Prince MJ, Reischies FM, Turrina C, Wilson K, Skoog I, Waern M. Functional disability and death wishes in older Europeans: results from the EURODEP concerted action. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2014 Feb 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24554123.

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Braam AW, Copeland JR, Delespaul PA, Beekman AT, Como A, Dewey M, Fichter M,Holwerda TJ, Lawlor BA, Lobo A, Magnusson H, Prince MJ, Reischies F, Wilson KC,Skoog I. Depression, subthreshold depression and comorbid anxiety symptoms in older Europeans: results from the EURODEP concerted action. J Affect Disord. 2014 Feb;155:266-72. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2013.11.011. Epub 2013 Nov 25. PubMed PMID:24355647.

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Robertson IH (2014) A right hemisphere role in cognitive reserve. Neurobiology of Aging, 35,1375-1385

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Milewski-Lopez, A., Greco, E., vandenBerg, F., McAvinue, L.P., McGuire, S., Robertson, I.H. 2014. An Evaluation of Alertness Training for Older Adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience:doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2014.00067.

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Murphy, PR, O’Connell RG, O’Sullivan M, Robertson IH, Balsters JH. (2014) Pupil diameter covaries with BOLD activity in human locus coeruleus doi: 10.1002/hbm.22466. (Epub ahead of print]

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Harty, S, Robertson IH, Miniussi, C, Sheehy OC, Devine, CA, McCreery S, O’Connell, RG (2014)Transcranial direct current stimulation over right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex enhances error awareness in older age.Journal of Neuroscience 34, 3646-52. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5308-13.2014

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Ham, T., Bonnelle, V., Hellyer, P., Jilka, S., Robertson, I.H., Leech, R., Sharp, D. (2014) The neural basis of impaired self-awareness after traumatic brain injury. Brain 137, 586-597

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Paton K, Hammond P, Barry E, Fitzgerald M, McNicholas F, Kirley A, Robertson IH, Bellgrove MA , Gill M &. Johnson KA (2014). Methylphenidate improves some but not all measures of attention, as measured by the TEA-Ch in medication-naive children with ADHD, Child Neuropsychology DOI:10.1080/09297049.2013.790358

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2013 Publications

Robertson IH (2013) A noradrenergic theory of cognitive reserve: Implications for Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiology of Aging 34, 298–308

O Regan C, Kearney PM, Cronin H, Savva GM, Lawlor BA, Kenny R. Oscillometric measure of blood pressure detects association between orthostatic hypotension and depression in population based study of older adults. BMC Psychiatry. 2013 Oct 18;13:266. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-13-266. PubMed PMID: 24138959; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3816594.

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Sweeney EB, Lawlor BA. Case series: extrapyramidal symptoms associated with use of aripiprazole in older adults. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Nov;28(11):1208-10. doi: 10.1002/gps.3964. PubMed PMID: 24101361.

Sweeney EB, Greene E, Lawlor BA. Use of the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory-short form as a screening tool for detection of generalised anxiety in a memory clinic population. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Jul;28(7):767-8. doi:10.1002/gps.3901. PubMed PMID: 23737045.

Neville CE, McCourt HJ, McKinley MC, Lowis C, Barrett SL, McGuinness B, Todd S, Lawlor B, Gibb M, Coen RF, Passmore AP, Woodside JV. Encouraging lifestyle behaviour change in mild cognitive impairment patients: development of appropriate educational material. Aging Ment Health. 2013;17(3):276-86. doi:10.1080/13607863.2013.768210. Epub 2013 Feb 12. PubMed PMID: 23402379.

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Geoghegan P, O'Donovan MT, Lawlor BA. Investigation of the effects of alcohol on sleep using actigraphy. Alcohol Alcohol. 2013 Jan-Feb;48(1):126-7. doi:10.1093/alcalc/ags131. Epub 2012 Dec 12. PubMed PMID: 23242586.

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McHugh JE, Lawlor BA. Perceived health status is associated with hours of exercise per week in older adults independent of physical health. J Phys Act Health. 2013 Nov;10(8):1102-8. Epub 2012 Dec 3. PubMed PMID: 23220747.

Gallagher D, Savva GM, Kenny R, Lawlor BA. What predicts persistent depression in older adults across Europe? Utility of clinical and neuropsychological predictors from the SHARE study. J Affect Disord. 2013 May;147(1-3):192-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.10.037. Epub 2012 Nov 20. PubMed PMID: 23174500

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Balsters, J. H., R. G. O'Connell, A. Galli, H. Nolan, E. Greco, S. M. Kilcullen, A. L. W. Bokde, R. Lai, N. Upton and I. H. Robertson (2013). Changes in resting connectivity with age: a simultaneous electroencephalogram and functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation. Neurobiology of Aging 34(9): 2194-2207.

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McAvinue, L. P., Golemme, M., Castorina, M., Tatti, E., Pigni, F.M., Salomone, S., Brennan, S. and Robertson, I.H. (2013). An evaluation of a working memory training scheme in older adults. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 5.

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Salomone, S, Robertson, IH, Lynch, T, Balsters, JH, Fearon, C, Marnane, M, Pender, NP, Dockree, PD (2013). The effects of immunologic brainstem encephalopathy on cognitive function following awakening from a progressive autoimmune coma. Neurocase: The Neural Basis of Cognition

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Feeney, J , Kamiya, Y, Robertson, IH Kenny, RA (2013) Cognitive function is preserved in older adults with a reported history of childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 26, 735-43

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Balsters JH, Robertson IH, Calhoun VD (2013) BOLD frequency power indexes working memory performance. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 2013; 7: 207-215.

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Downer, EJ, Jones RS, McDonald, CL, Greco C, Brennan, S, Connor, TJ, Robertson, IH, Lynch, MA (2013). Identifying early inflammatory changes in monocyte-derived macrophages from a population with IQ-discrepant episodic memory. PLOS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063194

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Robertson IH (2013). The neglected role of reward in rehabilitation. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 84, 363.

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Hoerold D, Pender, N and Robertson IH (2013) Metacognitive and Online Error Awareness Deficits after Prefrontal Cortex Lesions. Neuropsychologia 51, 385-391

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2012 Publications

Kelly, M., Loughrey, D., Lawlor, B., Robertson, I., Walsh, C. and Brennan, S. (2012). Lifestyle interventions impacting cognitive function in healthy older adults: a meta-analysis. PROSPERO 2012:CRD42012003248

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Manenti, Rosa, Cotelli, Maria, Robertson, Ian H., Miniussi, Carlo (2012) Transcranial brain stimulation studies of episodic memory in young adults, elderly adults and individuals with memory dysfunction: A review. Brain Stimulation 5, 103-9.

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McHugh JE, Lawlor BA. Perceived stress mediates the relationship between emotional loneliness and sleep quality over time in older adults. Br J Health Psychol. 2012 Sep 18. doi: 10.1111/j.2044-8287.2012.02101.x. [Epub ahead of print]

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McHugh JE, Lawlor BA Social support differentially moderates the impact of neuroticism and extraversion on mental wellbeing among community-dwelling older adults. J Ment Health. 2012 Oct;21(5):448-58.

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Ostling S, Bäckman K, Waern M, Marlow T, Braam AW, Fichter M, Lawlor BA, Lobos A, Reischies FM, Copeland JR, Skoog I. Paranoid symptoms and hallucinations among the older people in Western Europe. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012 Aug 22. doi: 10.1002/gps.3861. [Epub ahead of print]

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McHugh JE, Wherton JP, Prendergast DK, Lawlor BA. Teleconferencing as a source of social support for older spousal caregivers: initial explorations and recommendations for future research. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen. 2012 Sep;27(6):381-7. doi: 10.1177/1533317512453491. Epub 2012 Aug 7.

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Gallagher D, O'Regan C, Savva GM, Cronin H, Lawlor BA, Kenny RA Depression, anxiety and cardiovascular disease: Which symptoms are associated with increased risk in community dwelling older adults? J Affect Disord. 2012 Dec 15;142(1-3):132-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.04.012. Epub 2012 Aug 2.

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McHugh JE, Fan CW, Kenny RA, Lawlor BA. Orthostatic hypotension and subjective sleep quality in older people. Aging Ment Health. 2012 Nov;16(8):958-63. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2012.684665. Epub 2012 May 21.

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Ní Mhaoláin AM, Gallagher D, O Connell H, Chin AV, Bruce I, Hamilton F, Teehee E, Coen R, Coakley D, Cunningham C, Walsh JB, Lawlor BA. Subjective well-being amongst community-dwelling elders: what determines satisfaction with life? Findings from the Dublin Healthy Aging Study. Int Psychogeriatr. 2012 Feb;24(2):316-23.

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Carson R.G. & Ruddy, K.L. (2012). Vision modulates corticospinal suppression in a functionally specific manner during movement of the opposite limb. The Journal of Neuroscience, 32 (2), 646–652.

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Barker, R. N., Brauer, S. G., Barry, B.K., Gill, T.J. & Carson, R.G. (2012). Training-induced modifications of corticospinal reactivity in severely affected stroke survivors. Experimental Brain Research, 221 (2), 211-221.

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Riek, S., Hinder, M.R., & Carson, R.G. (2012). Primary motor cortex involvement in initial learning during visuomotor adaptation. Neuropsychologia, 50 (10), 2515-2523.

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Schnittger RI, Wherton J, Prendergast D, Lawlor BA. Risk factors and mediating pathways of loneliness and social support in community-dwelling older adults. Aging Ment Health. 2012;16(3):335-46. Epub 2011 Nov 30.

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O'Luanaigh C, O'Connell H, Chin AV, Hamilton F, Coen R, Walsh C, Walsh JB, Caokley D, Cunningham C, Lawlor BA. Loneliness and cognition in older people: the Dublin Healthy Ageing study. Aging Ment Health. 2012;16(3):347-52. Epub 2011 Nov 30.

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Burke KE, Schnittger R, O'Dea B, Buckley V, Wherton JP, Lawlor BA. Factors associated with perceived health in older adult Irish population. Aging Ment Health. 2012;16(3):288-95. Epub 2011 Nov 30.

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McHugh JE, Lawlor BA. Exercise and social support are associated with psychological distress outcomes in a population of community-dwelling older adults. J Health Psychol. 2012 Sep;17(6):833-44. doi: 10.1177/1359105311423861. Epub 2011 Nov 22.

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2011 Publications

Balsters, J.H., O'Connell, R.G., Martin, M., Galli, A., Cassidy, S.M., Kilcullen, S.M., Delmonte, S., Brennan, S., Meaney, J., Fagan, A., Bokde, A.L.W., Upton, N., Lai, R.K., Laruelle, M., Lawlor, B., & Robertson, I.H. (2011). Donepezil Impairs Memory in Healthy Older Subjects: Behavioural, EEG and simultaneous EEG/fMRI biomarkers. PLoS one, 6 (9), e24126.

Murphy, P., Robertson, I.H., Balsters, J.H., & O'Connell, R.G. (2011). Pupillometry and P3 index the locus coeruleus-noradrenergic arousal function in humans. Psychophysiology, 48 (11), 1532-43.

Romero-Ortuno, R., Casey, A.M., Cunningham, C.U., Squires, S., Prendergast, D., Kenny, R.A., & Lawlor, B.A. (2011). Psychosocial and Functional Correlates of Nutrition among Community-Dwelling Older Adults in Ireland. J Nutr Health Aging, 15 (7), 527-31.

Schnittger RI, Walsh CD, Casey AM, Wherton JP, McHugh JE, Lawlor BA. Psychological distress as a key component of psychosocial functioning in community dwelling older people. Aging Ment Health. 2011 Aug 23. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21861630 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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Ní Mhaoláin AM, Gallagher D, Crosby L, Ryan D, Lacey L, Coen R, Bruce I, Walsh JB, Cunningham C, Lawlor BA. Correlates of frailty in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. Age Ageing. 2011 Sep;40(5):630-3. Epub 2011 Jul 25. PMID: 21791447 [PubMed - in process]

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Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, O'Shea D, Lawlor BA, Kenny RA. Orthostatic haemodynamics may be impaired in frailty. Age Ageing. 2011 Sep;40(5):576-83. Epub 2011 Jul 12. PMID: 21749997 [PubMed - in process]

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Golden J, Conroy RM, Bruce I, Denihan A, Greene E, Kirby M, Lawlor BA. The spectrum of worry in the community-dwelling elderly. Aging Ment Health. 2011 Jul 12. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21749221 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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Irish M, Lawlor BA, Coen RF, O'Mara SM. Everyday episodic memory in amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: A preliminary investigation. BMC Neurosci. 2011 Aug 4;12(1):80.

McHugh JE, Casey AM, Lawlor BA. Psychosocial correlates of aspects of sleep quality in community-dwelling Irish older adults. Aging Ment Health. 2011 Aug;15(6):749-55. Epub 2011 May 24. PMID: 21547753 [PubMed - in process]

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O'Luanaigh C, O'Connell H, Chin AV, Hamilton F, Coen R, Walsh C, Walsh JB, Coakley D, Molloy A, Scott J, Cunningham CJ, Lawlor BA. Loneliness and vascular biomarkers: the Dublin Healthy Ageing Study. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2011 Mar 2. doi: 10.1002/gps.2695. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 21370279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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Robinson DJ, O'Luanaigh C, Tehee E, O'Connell H, Hamilton F, Chin AV, Coen R, Molloy AM, Scott J, Lawlor BA, Cunningham CJ. Vitamin B12 status, homocysteine and mortality amongst community-dwelling Irish elders. Ir J Med Sci. 2011 Jun;180(2):451-5. Epub 2010 Nov 13. PMID: 21072617 [PubMed - in process]

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Gallagher, D., Coen, R.F., Kilroy, D., Belinski, K., Bruce, I.,  Coakley, D., Walsh, J.B., Cunningham, C., Lawlor, B.A (2011) Anxiety and behavioural disturbance as markers of prodromal Alzheimer’s disease in patients with mild cognitive impairment. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 26(2), 166-172, doi:10.1002/gps.2509

Irish, M., Lawlor, B.A., O’Mara, S.M., Coen, R.F. (2011) Impaired capacity for autonoetic reliving during autobiographical event recall in mild Alzheimer’s disease. Cortex 47(2), 236-249, doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2010.01.002

Robinson, D.J., O’Luanaigh, C., Tehee, E., O’Connell, H., Hamilton, F., Chin, A.V., Coen, R.F., Molloy, A.M., Scott, J., Cunningham, C.J., Lawlor B.A. (2011) Associations between holotranscobalamine, vitamin B12, homocystine and depressive symptoms in community-dwelling elders. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 26(3), 307-313 doi: 10.1002/gps.2530

Coen, R.F., Cahill, R., Lawlor, B.A. (2011) Things to watch out for when using The Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). [Letter] International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 26(1), 107-108, DOI: 10.002/gps.2471

Gallagher, D, Ni Mhaolain, A., Crosby, L., Ryan, D., Lacey, L., Coen, R.F., Walsh, C., Coakley, D., Walsh, J.B., Cunningham, C.J., Lawlor, B.A. (2011) Dependence and caregiver burden in Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment. American Journal of Alzheimer’s disease and Other Dementias, 26(2), 110-114, doi: 10.1177/1533317510394649

Gallagher, D, Ni Mhaolain, A., Crosby, L., Ryan, D., Lacey, L., Coen, R.F., Walsh, C., Coakley, D., Walsh, J.B., Cunningham, C.J., Lawlor, B.A. (2011) Determinants of the desire to institutionalize in Alzheimer’s caregivers. American Journal of Alzheimer’s disease and Other Dementias, 26(3), 205-211, doi: 10.1177/1533317511400307

Gallagher, D, Ni Mhaolain, A., Crosby, L., Ryan, D., Lacey, L., Coen, R.F., Walsh, C., Coakley, D., Walsh, J.B., Cunningham, C.J., Lawlor, B.A. (2011) Self-efficacy for managing dementia may protect against burden and depression in Alzheimer's caregivers. Aging and Mental Health, 15(6), 663-670, PMID 21547745

Coen, R.F., Lawlor, B.A., Kenny, R. (2011) Failure to demonstrate that memory improvement is due either to aerobic exercise or increased hippocampal volume. [Letter] Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 108(18), E89, doi/10.1073/pnas.1102593108

Naughton, M., Coen, R.F., Doherty, C., Lawlor, B.A. (2011) An unusual cause of autobiographical memory loss. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine, 28(2), 97-99

Balsters JH, O'Connell RG, Brennan, S., Galli A, Kilcullen S, Bokde, A.L., Lai, R., Upton, N. & Robertson, I.H. (Accepted). Describing memory decline in the ageing brain using multiple methods: Neuropsychology, volumetrics, electroencephalography and functional magnetic resonance imaging. Irish Journal of Medical Science

Levine, B., Schweizer, T. A., O'Connor, C., Turner, G., Gillingham, S., Stuss, D. T., Manly, T., & Robertson, I. H. (2011). Rehabilitation of executive functioning in patients with frontal lobe brain damage with goal management training. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5, 9.

Setti A, Finnigan S, Sobolewski R, McLaren L, Robertson IH, Reilly RB, Anne Kenny R, Newell FN (2011). Audiovisual temporal discrimination is less efficient with aging: an event-related potential study. Neuroreport. 22, 554-8.

Dockree PM Robertson IH (2011) Electrophysiological markers of cognitive deficits in traumatic brain injury: A review. International Journal of Psychophysiology.

Finnigan S, Robertson IH (2011) Resting EEG theta power correlates with cognitive performance in healthy older adults. Psychophysiology, xx 1–5

Finnigan S, O’Connell RG, Cummins TDR,  Broughton M and Robertson IH (2011) ERP measures indicate both attention and working memory encoding decrements in aging. Psychophysiology 48, 601-611.

Gallagher D, Mhaolain AN, Coen R, Walsh C, Kilroy D, Belinski K, Bruce I, Coakley D, Walsh JB, Cunningham C, Lawlor BA. Detecting prodromal Alzheimer's disease in mild cognitive impairment: utility of the CAMCOG and other neuropsychological predictors. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010 Dec;25(12):1280-7. doi: 10.1002/gps.2480. PMID: 21086538 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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Romero-Ortuno R, Cogan L, O’Shea D, Lawlor BA, Kenny RA. Orthostatic haemodynamics may be impaired in frailty. Age Ageing. 2011 Sep; 40(5):576-83  PMID: 2174997

Setti A, Finnigan S, Sobolewski R, McLaren L, Robertson IH, Reilly RB, Kenny RA, Newell FN.Audiovisual temporal discrimination is less efficient with aging:  an event-related potential study. Neuroreport.  2011 Aug 3;22(11): 554-8  PMID: 21691233

S Kennelly, L Abdullah, RA Kenny, V Mathura, CA Luis, B Mouzon, F Crawford, M Mullan, and B Lawlor.  Apolipoprotein E genotype-specific short-term cognitive benefits of treatment with the antihypertensive nilvadipine in Alzheimer's patients-an open-label trial. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry, May 2011; PMID 21560164.

 


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