Spatial Memory in Huntington's Disease

Spatial memory is the type of memory that helps us remember how to get to places in the environment (for example, going from home to work).

Tests of spatial memory are used in animals in the early stages of drug development, but not in later stages of drug trials in people with Huntington’s disease.

How am I investigating spatial memory?

I am looking at how spatial memory presents in people with Huntington’s disease, and what areas of the brain are related to spatial memory.

What will we learn from this research?

Our results will help improve the way new drugs for Huntington’s disease are assessed in terms of their effect on cognition (e.g., thinking, memory, learning).

This study is not currently recruiting participants.

Ethics Approval: Monash University Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC) no. 6522 and Calvary Health Care Bethlehem Research Ethics Committee no. 15121701.

About HRGV

HRGV aims to advance knowledge about the cause(s), pathogenesis, clinical and social impacts of Huntington’s disease and related disorders and to develop and implement scientific strategies promising therapeutic and psychosocial interventions.

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