Research

This page outlines various research and media sources we have found to be relevant to our work.

Activity, health, and happiness

Lazar, Sara W., Catherine E. Kerr, Rachel H. Wasserman, Jeremy R. Gray, Douglas N. Greve, Michael T. Treadway, Metta McGarvey, et al. “Meditation Experience Is Associated with Increased Cortical Thickness.” Neuroreport 16, no. 17 (November 28, 2005): 1893–97.

Alzheimers

“Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Assessment Using Large-Scale Machine Learning Methods.” Accessed December 23, 2016. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077949.

“An Efficient Approach for Differentiating Alzheimer’s Disease from Normal Elderly Based on Multicenter MRI Using Gray-Level Invariant Features.” Accessed December 23, 2016. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105563.

“Predicting Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer’s Dementia Using Clinical, MRI, and Plasma Biomarkers via Probabilistic Pattern Classification.” Accessed December 23, 2016. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138866.

Dementia

“An Efficient Approach for Differentiating Alzheimer’s Disease from Normal Elderly Based on Multicenter MRI Using Gray-Level Invariant Features.” Accessed December 23, 2016. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105563.

Dickerson, Bradford C., and Alireza Atri. Dementia: Comprehensive Principles and Practice. Oxford University Press, 2014.

“Predicting Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer’s Dementia Using Clinical, MRI, and Plasma Biomarkers via Probabilistic Pattern Classification.” Accessed December 23, 2016. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138866.

Social relationships

DiSalvo, David. “Loneliness Is A Mind Killer -- Study Shows Link To Rapid Cognitive Decline In Older Adults.” Forbes. Accessed December 23, 2016. http://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2015/07/24/loneliness-is-a-mind-killer-study-shows-link-with-rapid-cognitive-decline-in-older-adults/.

Khullar, Dhruv. “How Social Isolation Is Killing Us - NYTimes.com.” Accessed December 23, 2016. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/upshot/how-social-isolation-is-killing-us.html?nytmobile=0.

“Social Relationships and Mortality Risk: A Meta-Analytic Review.” Accessed December 23, 2016. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1000316.

Statistics and modeling

“Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Assessment Using Large-Scale Machine Learning Methods.” Accessed December 23, 2016. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077949.

“An Efficient Approach for Differentiating Alzheimer’s Disease from Normal Elderly Based on Multicenter MRI Using Gray-Level Invariant Features.” Accessed December 23, 2016. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0105563.

Luci Leykum, Pradeep Kumar. “Use of an Agent-Based Model to Understand Clinical Systems.” Text.Article. 2011:21:2, June 30, 2012. http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/15/3/2.html.

“Predicting Progression from Mild Cognitive Impairment to Alzheimer’s Dementia Using Clinical, MRI, and Plasma Biomarkers via Probabilistic Pattern Classification.” Accessed December 23, 2016. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138866.