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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Alzheimer's Test

Caption: 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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