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Cambridge Centre for Frontotemporal Dementia and Related Disorders

Department of Clinical Neurosciences

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Laura Hughes

Dr Laura Hughes

Post-doctoral Fellow

E-mail: Laura.Hughes[at]

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
University of Cambridge
15 Chaucer Road

Cambridge CB2 7EF

Research Interests

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.

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

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Hannah Diver created this moving short film about dementia and its impact as a 6th form project

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Interview about new article with Thomas Cope on ITV Anglia

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Emily Fisher, a postgraduate student from the Norwich University of the Arts, created an animated film about a person's experience suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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