Search for dissertations about: "cognitive function"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 509 swedish dissertations containing the words cognitive function.

  1. 1. Olfactory Function : The Influence of Demographic, Cognitive, and Genetic Factors

    Author : Margareta Hedner; Maria Larsson; Lars-Göran Nilsson; Claire Murphy; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Olfaction; odor identification; odor threshold; odor discrimination; aging; gender; ApoE; BDNF; val66met; association study; population-based; psykologi; Psychology;

    Abstract : Olfactory function is affected by demographic, cognitive, and genetic factors. In the present thesis, three empirical studies investigated individual differences in olfactory ability. Study I explored demographic and cognitive correlates in common olfactory tasks; odor detection, odor discrimination, and odor identification. READ MORE

  2. 2. Metabolic Health and Cognitive Function : The Roles of Lifestyle and Shift Work

    Author : Olga E. Titova; Christian Benedict; Robert Fredriksson; Veronica Witte; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : cognitive function; Mediterranean diet; omega-3 fatty acids; MRI; shift work history; sleep; metabolic syndrome; Epidemiologi; Epidemiology; Medicinsk vetenskap; Medical Science;

    Abstract : The risk of cognitive impairment and metabolic disturbances increases during aging. Healthy lifestyle habits, such as a regular intake of fatty fish and adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MeDi), have been shown to slow age-related cognitive decline and decrease the risk of metabolic disturbances. READ MORE

  3. 3. Growth hormone in the brain : Focus on cognitive function

    Author : Erika Brolin; Fred Nyberg; Mathias Hallberg; Alfhild Grönbladh; Jörgen Isgaard; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Growth hormone; central nervous system; cognition; morphine; gamma-hydroxybutyrate; diabetes; Barnes maze; Morris water maze; mice; rats; Pharmaceutical Science; Farmaceutisk vetenskap;

    Abstract : Cognitive impairments are an increasing health problem worldwide. In the developed countries, the average life expectancy has dramatically increased over the last decades, and with an elderly population more cases of cognitive impairments appear. READ MORE

  4. 4. Cognitive deafness : The deterioration of phonological representations in adults with an acquired severe hearing loss and its implications for speech understanding

    Author : Ulf Andersson; Björn Lyxell; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Acquired hearing loss; phonological processsing; cochlear implants; speechreading; Disability research; Handikappsforskning;

    Abstract : The aim of the present thesis was to examine possible cognitive consequences of acquired hearing loss and the possible impact of these cognitive consequences on the ability to process spoken language presented through visual speechreading or through a cochlear implant.The main findings of the present thesis can be summarised in the following conclusions: (a) The phonological processing capabilities of individuals who have acquired a severe hearing loss or deafness deteriorate progressively as a function of number of years with a complete or partial auditory deprivation. READ MORE

  5. 5. The aged brain : structural changes and cognitive function

    Author : Hedvig Söderlund; Lena Lyons; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Brain; Cognitive processes; Aging; Åldrandets psykologi; Kognitiva processer; Hjärna;

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