Genes, Virtual Reality and Alzheimer’s

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Young people (18-30) who are genetically disposed to Alzheimer’s seemed to navigate a virtual reality maze differently than controls in a recent German study. This may be a clue to determining why people with dementia may have difficulty navigating the physical world, and may also lead to diagnostic keys. Links to an article on the work, together with the published work, have been posted in Alzheimer’s > Risk Factors > Genetics:

Virtual reality maze ‘predicts Alzheimer’s disease’

Reduced grid-cell–like representations in adults at genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease

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