Beta-Amyloid & the Relationship Between Cortical Thickness and Attentional Control

Nicole S. McKay, PhD, postdoctoral research associate, Brian A. Gordon, PhD, assistant professor of radiology, and colleagues examined whether the behavior-structure relationship observed in later life was altered by the presence of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease pathology.

The team of researchers from Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis studied 511 cognitively unimpaired adults who completed MRI and three attentional control tasks; a subset of study participants also underwent beta-amyloid PET.

Their results can be found in the April 2022 issue of Neurobiology of Aging.