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    Jim Monti (right) a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Illinois psychology professor Neal Cohen (left), developed a cognitive task that helps differentiate older adults with very early Alzheimer's disease from those experiencing normal aging.

    Jim Monti (right) a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Illinois psychology professor Neal Cohen (left), developed a cognitive task that helps differentiate older adults with very early Alzheimer's disease from those experiencing normal aging.

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      Jim Monti (right) a postdoctoral research associate in the lab of Illinois psychology professor Neal Cohen (left), developed a cognitive task that helps differentiate older adults with very early Alzheimer's disease from those experiencing normal aging.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Researchers asked participants to study a circle divided into three patterned parts then pick an exact match from a series of 10 other circles. This task measures the performance of a part of the brain called the hippocampus, which has been shown to sustain damage in Alzheimer's disease.

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  • To reach Jim Monti, call 217-244-1618; email monti@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Very mild Alzheimer's disease is characterized by increased
    sensitivity to mnemonic interference” is available online or from the U.
    of I. News Bureau.