Using SenseCam to enhance consolidation and retrieval of memory in an encephalitis patient with severe retrograde amnesia

This study is investigating recent and distant autobiographical memory in an unusual case of amnesia. In addition to exploring the specific nature of this amnesia, current work is investigating the usefulness of SenseCam. This is a new tool developed by Microsoft which is worn around the user’s neck and spontaneously records a series of pictures for later review.

Based on other research we expect this device to enhance consolidation of memories and this hypothesis will be tested using both cognitive and physiological data.

Project team

This project is being carried out by Professor Catherine Loveday in collaboration with Martin Conway (University of Leeds).