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Alexander Leff

Role: Invited Speaker
Affiliation: UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience


I am Professor of Cognitive Neurology and an Honorary Consultant Neurologist at Queen Square. My main clinical and academic interest is in cognitive rehabilitation, especially in the field of acquired language disorders. I am developing mechanistic accounts of how cognitive disorders can be improved by different types of therapy, both pharmacological and behavioural, using functional and structural brain imaging.

I have developed three web-based rehabilitation tools that can be used to by therapists and patients with hemianopia, and am working on four other electronic therapy projects sponsored by the MRC, NIHR and The Stroke Association. I think that web-based applications are a good way to make scientifically proven behavioural therapies available to suitable patients and their therapists.

At the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery I run a specialist out-patient MDT assessment clinic for patients with hemianopia and/or higher disorders of vision.


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