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Human Appetite Research Unit
In the HARU, we can measure cognitive function across a range of domains including memory, attention and vigilance, executive function and psychomotor performance. Studies can utilise our own in-house portfolio of computer based cognitive tests, modified for the specific sample in question, eg younger and older adults, children, adolescents, diabetics etc, and carefully selected to examine the hypothesized mechanism of action of a particular food or food component. We also have access to both academic and GCP compliant cognitive test batteries which can be used alongside or instead of our in house tests and we continuously update and expand the test portfolio available, learning from our knowledge of cognition in a wide variety of samples.
Professor Louise Dye is a member of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) expert group on Biomarkers and represents the group working on Biomarkers for cognitive function on the overarching scientific committee.