Masud Husain

Research Summary

Research Summary

My research focuses on

  • inattention
  • disorders of memory
  • impulsivity and apathy

Why are people inattentive or forget things quickly? Why do some people act impulsively while others just can’t be bothered?

All these problems occur to some extent in healthy people. But they can be profoundly disabling in patients with neurological conditions – from stroke, through neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease to developmental disorders such as ADHD.

Currently, there are very limited treatments. Understanding underlying mechanisms is therefore crucial.

We’ve developed techniques to examine attention, short-term or working memory and decision-making in healthy people and patients with neurological disorders.

We’ve begun to understand some of the brain mechanisms that are disrupted when people don’t pay attention, or forget information rapidly, when they make impulsive decisions or just can’t be motivated to act. Some of our research has led to novel treatments.

We see patients in the Cognitive Disorders Clinic at the John Radcliffe Hospital and the Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre, Dept of Experimental Psychology.

Our research on fundamental mechanisms underlying attention, working memory and motivated decision-making in healthy people is conducted in our labs at the Dept of Experimental Psychology and the West Wing, John Radcliffe Hospital.

Source: Masud Husain

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