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Cambridge Centre for Frontotemporal Dementia and Related Disorders

Department of Clinical Neurosciences


My current research interests are on the role of the prefrontal cortex for voluntary and goal directed actions, and prefrontal interactions with other brain systems. I use both MEG and fMRI, along with behavioural and neuropsychological data, to investigate healthy adults and patients with neurodegenerative diseases (such as Parkinson's disease and frontotemporal dementia) and patients with brain lesions (for example due to tumors or stroke). I collaborate with James Rowe and our aim is to understand the cortical networks of the intact brain and to assess changes related to disease.

Post-doctoral Fellow
E-mail: Laura.Hughes[at]
Dr Laura  Hughes

Contact Details

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
University of Cambridge
15 Chaucer Road
Not available for consultancy



Title: "Frontotemporal dementia: introduction and pathways to progress"

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A new short film by Professor Rowe about his journey as a clinician and researcher. Sponsored by AlzheimersResearchUK.

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