Dr Hugo Spiers

University College London
Reader in Neuroscience

Dr Hugo Spiers - nominated by the BNA

Dr Hugo Spiers is a world expert on the neural basis of spatial navigation. He holds a PhD in Neuroscience from University College London, where he is a Reader in Neuroscience.

Hugo is the group leader of the Spatial Cognition Laboratory at UCL where his team use virtual reality, magnetic resonance imaging and single cell recording to understand how brain circuits support spatial navigation.

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Developing a mobile app help diagnose spatial navigation problems in early stage Alzheimer’s dementia

The seminar will introduce the audience to the app Sea Hero Quest, a mobile game that tests spatial navigation skills. From May 2016 – August 2016 more than 2.2 million people have played the game across the world.

This provides an unprecedented baseline to compare patients with Alzheimer’s dementia against. We not only hope the test will be useful for diagnosis, but also beneficial for assessing decline or improvements in performance in potential drug trials.

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