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Conferences and seminars [from 2015]

1. Calia, C., Fernandez-Guinea, A., Frnak, A., Olazarán, J., Hoefeijzers, S., Hernandez-Tamames, J.A., Alvarez-Linera, J., Della Sala, S., Parra, M.A. Dissociating neural correlates of memory binding functions in prodromal stages of Alzheimer’s disease. ICOM 6, 17-22 July 2016 Budapest , Hungary. Invited Symposium: When remembering is a challenge: visual working memory and aging.

2. Hoefeijzers, S., Calia, C., Ibañez, A., Pietto, M., Trujillo, N., Baez, S., Lopera, F., Manes, F., Della Sala, S., Starr, J., Parra, M.A. EEG signatures of memory binding deficits in patients with different risks of Alzheimer’s disease. ICOM 6, 17-22 July 2016 Budapest, Hungary. Invited Symposium: When remembering is a challenge: visual working memory and aging.

3. Fernández-Guinea, S., Sánchez, L., Suárez, B., Frank, A., Olazará, J., Della Sala, S., Parra, M.A. When is Short-Term Memory Binding selectively impaired in Mild Cognitive Impairment? Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Toronto, Canada July 22-28 2016.

4. Parra, M.A., Locke, D., Caselli, R.J. Memory binding phenotypes in older APOE4 carriers with different cognitive status. Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Toronto, Canada July 22-28 2016.

5. Parra, M.A., Della Sala, S., Lopera, F., Trujillo, N., Manes, F., Starr, J., Cecchi, M., Ibáñez, A. Towards a novel memory biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease relying on EEG-based mobile brain imaging technologies. Alzheimer's Association International Conference, Toronto, Canada July 22-28 2016.

6. Maclean, L. Parra, M.A., Della Sala, S., McMillan, T. Association between Walking Speed and Cognitive Functioning Late After Severe Head Injury (HI). Neuropsychological Rehabilitation Conference in Glasgow, UK in July 2016.

7. MacPherson, S.E., Moreno, S., Parra, M.A., Lopera, F., & Della Sala, S. A longitudinal study of dual task abilities in preclinical familial Alzheimer’s disease. International Neuropsychological Society 2016 Mid-Year Meeting. 6th July 2016 - Friday 8th July 2016 at Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London. http://www.kc-jones.co.uk/ins2016

8. Maclean, L., Parra M.A., Della Sala, S., McMillan, T. Association between Walking Speed and Cognitive Functioning Late After Severe Head Injury (HI). International Neuropsychological Society 2016 Mid-Year Meeting. 6th July 2016 - Friday 8th July 2016 at Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London.

9. Fernandez-Guinea, S., Medina, R., Junquera, A., Sanchez, L., Suarez, B., Parra, M.A. Cognitive phenotypes to differentiate between normal and pathological ageing: the role of executive functions. International Neuropsychological Society 2016 Mid-Year Meeting. 6th July 2016 - Friday 8th July 2016 at Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London.

10. Fernandez-Guinea, S., Junquera, A., Medina, R., Suarez, B., Sanchez, L., Parra, M.A. What do executive functions tell us about the evolution of Mild Cognitive Impairment? International Neuropsychological Society 2016 Mid-Year Meeting. 6th July 2016 - Friday 8th July 2016 at Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel, London.

11. Smith, K., Ricaud, B., Nauman, S. Parra, M.A., Escudero, J. & Vandergheynst, P. Distinguishing EEG Activity in Visual Short Term Memory Tasks using Modular Dirichlet Energy on Brain Networks. June 26-30, 2016, Geneva, Switzerland.

12. Rhodes, S., Parra, M.A., Cowan, N., & Logie, R.H. Healthy Ageing and Binding in Visual Working Memory: Mixed Versus Blocked Trials. International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Granada-Spain 5-8 May 2016.

13. Parra M.A. Cognitive binding in the diagnosis of memory impairments. VII International Symposium on Brain Death and Disorders of Consciousness and International Annual Meeting of the Cuban Society of Clinical Neurophysiology. Hotel Habana Libre, Havana, Cuba, December 8-11, 2015 (Invited Speaker)

14. Rhodes, S., Parra, M.A., Cowan, N., & Logie, R.H. Visual Working Memory and Change Detection: Reassessing Whole Display Interference. Psychonomic Society, November 19-22, 2015 Hilton Chicago.

15. Parra, M.A. Memory binding in the early diagnosis of memory impairment. Invitation to participate in the XXII World Congress of Neurology, Santiago, Chile October 31-November 5, 2015. Invited Speaker.

16. Sartorio, E., Albertini, S., Della Sala, S., Logie, R.H., Mariani, C., Cappa, S.F., Parra, M.A., Pomati, S. Predictive value of memory tests in the progression of mild cognitive impairment into dementia. SIN, Genova, 10 - 13 October 2015.

17. Smith, K., Azami, H., Parra, M.A., Starr, J.M, Escudero, J. Cluster-Span Threshold: An unbiased threshold for binarising weighted complete networks. 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) will take place in Milano, Italy, in the period August 25th-29th, 2015.

18. Smith, K., Azami, H., Escudero, J., Parra, M.A., Starr, J.M. Comparison of Network Analysis Approaches on EEG Connectivity in Beta during Visual Short-Term Memory Binding Tasks. 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) will take place in Milano, Italy, in the period August 25th-29th, 2015.

19. Killin, L., Abrahams, S., Parra, M. A., Della Sala, S. Cognitive markers for Alzheimer’s disease: what are they really phenotyping? 5th Scientific Meeting of the ESN and 12th Nordic Meeting in Neuropsychology, 9-11 September 2015, Tampere, Finland.

20. Kozlova, I., Parra, M.A., Della Sala, S. A flash-card version of Memory Binding: A novel cognitive marker for Alzheimer’s disease. 5th Scientific Meeting of the ESN and 12th Nordic Meeting in Neuropsychology, 9-11 September 2015, Tampere, Finland.

 

Earlier relevant papers

1. Ibañez, A. and Parra, M.A. (2014). Mapping memory binding onto the connectome’s temporal dynamics: Towards a combined biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:237. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00237

2. Parra M.A., Ascencio L., Urquina H., Manes F. and Ibanez A. (2012). P300 and Neuropsychological assessment in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Dementia. Front. Neur. 3:172. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2012.00172

3. Carbonel, F., Galan, L. Valdez, P., Worsley, K., Biscay, R.J., Diaz, L., Bobes, M.A., Parra, M.A. (2004). Random Field–Union Intersection tests for EEG/MEG imaging. Neuroimage, 22, 268– 276.

4. Calderon, P.L., Parra, M.A., Llibre, J.J., & Gutierrez, J.V. (2004). Spectral Analysis of cerebral coherence in Alzheimer’s Disease. Revista Española de Neurologia 38(5), 422-427. (Spanish)

5. Calderon, P.L., Parra, M.A., & Llibre, J.J. (1997). The role of the cerebral coherence in the progress of the patient with Alzheimer's disease. Revista de Neurologia, 25 (145), 1393-1398. (Spanish)

 

Public Engagement

 

Publications

1. Smith, K., Ricaud, B., Shahid, N., Rhodes, S., Ibanez, A., Parra, M.A., Escudero, J., Vandergheynst, P. (2016). The Physiological Underpinnings of Cognitive Markers for Alzheimer's Disease using Graph Modular Dirichlet Energy: Evidence from healthy subjects. http://arxiv.org/pdf/1606.02587.pdf

2. Parra, M.A. (2016). A commentary on Liang et al.’s paper with regard to emerging views of memory assessment in Alzheimer’s disease . Cortex (in press).

3. Pietto, M., Parra, M.A., Trujillo, N., Flores, F., García, A.M., Bustin, J., Richly, P., Manes, F., Lopera, F., Ibáñez, A., Bae, S. (2016). Behavioral and electrophysiological correlates of memory binding deficits in patients at different risk levels for Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s disease (in press).

4. Rhodes, S., Parra, M.A., & Logie, R.H. (2016). Aging and feature binding in visual working memory: The role of presentation time. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Q J Exp Psychol (Hove).69(4):654-68. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2015.1038571.

5. Logie, R., Parra, M.A., Della Sala, S. (2015). From Cognitive Science to Dementia Assessment. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 2 no. 1, 81-91.

6. Koppara, A., Frommann, I., Polcher, A., Parra, M.A, Maier, W., Jessen, F., Klockgether, T., Wagner, M. (2015) Feature binding deficits in subjective cognitive decline and in mild cognitive impairment. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Sep 24; 48 Suppl 1: S161-70.

7. Parra, M.A., Cubelli, R., Bellamy, K., Abrahams, S., Avila, C., Della Sala, S. (2015). Gist-based illusions within and across memory domains in autism spectrum disorder. Memory, 4:1-11, DOI: 10.1080/09658211.2015.1004349.

8. Parra, M.A., Heikkilä, H., Abrahams, S., Bastin, M. Londoño, A., Lopera, F., Della Sala, S. (2015). Memory binding and white matter integrity in familial Alzheimer’s disease. Brain 138, 1355-69.

9. MacPherson, S.E., Parra, M.A., Moreno, S., Lopera, F., Della Sala, S. (2015). Dual Memory Task Impairment in E280A Presenilin-1 Mutation Carriers. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease , 44, 481–492.

 

Conference Proceedings

1. Bak, T., Bennett, G., Symonds, A., Parra, M.A., Elamin, M., Connick, P., Holloway, G., Pal, S. (2015). Motor symptoms in healthy ageing and dementia: frequency, patterns and the relation between motor and cognitive functions. Conference: 1st Congress of the European-Academy-of-Neurology. European Journal of Neurology Volume: 22.

2. Smith, K., Azami, H., Escudero, J., Parra, M. A., & Starr, J. M. (2015). Comparison of Network Analysis Approaches on EEG Connectivity in Beta during Visual Short-Term Memory Binding Tasks. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc.; 2015:2207-10. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7318829.

3. Smith, K., Azami, H., Parra, M. A., Starr, J. M., & Escudero, J. (2015). Cluster-span threshold: An unbiased threshold for binarising weighted complete networks in functional connectivity analysis. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc.; 2840-3. doi: 10.1109/EMBC.2015.7318983.



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