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Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Davide Bruno

Dr Davide Bruno

Telephone: 0151 904 6320

Biography

I was born in Italy and graduated in Psychology from the University of Parma, then obtained a PhD from Keele University (2007). After positions at the University of Southampton, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, the Nathan Kline Institute, New York University, and Liverpool Hope University, I joined Liverpool John Moores University as a Senior Lecturer.

My interests are, broadly, memory, ageing and dementia.

You can also find me at: http://dbrunolab.wordpress.com/

Publications

Highlighted publications

Bruno D, Grothe MJ, Nierenberg J, Sidtis JJ, Teipel SJ, Pomara N. 2016. Output order and variability in free recall are linked to cognitive ability and hippocampal volume in elderly individuals. Neuropsychologia, 80 :126-132

Bruno D, Grothe MJ, Nierenberg J, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Teipel SJ, Pomara N. 2015. A study on the specificity of the association between hippocampal volume and delayed primacy performance in cognitively intact elderly individuals NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA, 69 :1-8 >DOI >Link

Journal article

Couth S, Stringer G, Leroi I, Sutcliffe A, Gledson A, Bruno D, McDonald K, Montaldi D, Poliakoff E, Rust J, Thompson J, Brown L. 2017. Which computer-use behaviours are most indicative of cognitive decline? Insights from an expert reference group Health Informatics Journal, >DOI

Clark DPA, Bruno D. 2016. Fit to last: Exploring the longevity of the survival processing effect QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 69 :1164-1178 >DOI >Link

Bruno D, Grothe MJ, Nierenberg J, Sidtis JJ, Teipel SJ, Pomara N. 2016. Output order and variability in free recall are linked to cognitive ability and hippocampal volume in elderly individuals. Neuropsychologia, 80 :126-132

Pomara N, Lee SH, Bruno D, Silber T, Greenblatt DJ, Petkova E, Sidtis JJ. 2015. Adverse performance effects of acute lorazepam administration in elderly long-term users: Pharmacokinetic and clinical predictors PROGRESS IN NEURO-PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, 56 :129-135 >DOI >Link

Bruno D, Grothe MJ, Nierenberg J, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Teipel SJ, Pomara N. 2015. A study on the specificity of the association between hippocampal volume and delayed primacy performance in cognitively intact elderly individuals NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA, 69 :1-8 >DOI >Link

Bruno D, Grothe MJ, Nierenberg J, Teipel SJ, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Pomara N. 2015. The relationship between cerebrospinal fluid tau markers, hippocampal volume, and delayed primacy performance in cognitively intact elderly individuals Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring, 1 :81-86 >DOI

Bruno D, Brown AD, Kapucu A, Marmar CR, Pomara N. 2014. Cognitive Reserve and Emotional Stimuli in Older Individuals: Level of Education Moderates the Age-Related Positivity Effect EXPERIMENTAL AGING RESEARCH, 40 :208-223 >DOI >Link

Bruno D, Lyons M, Brewer G. 2014. Response to Bayesian Advice for Gaydar-Based Picking Up: Commentary on Lyons, Lynch, Brewer, and Bruno (2013) by Ploderl ARCHIVES OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR, 43 :11-12 >DOI >Link

Lyons M, Lynch A, Brewer G, Bruno D. 2014. Detection of Sexual Orientation ("Gaydar") by Homosexual and Heterosexual Women ARCHIVES OF SEXUAL BEHAVIOR, 43 :345-352 >DOI >Link

Young JJ, Bruno D, Pomara N. 2014. A review of the relationship between proinflammatory cytokines and major depressive disorder JOURNAL OF AFFECTIVE DISORDERS, 169 :15-20 >DOI >Link

Lyons M, Healy N, Bruno D. 2013. It takes one to know one: Relationship between lie detection and psychopathy PERSONALITY AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, 55 :676-679 >DOI >Link

Bruno D, Reiss PT, Petkova E, Sidtis JJ, Pomara N. 2013. Decreased Recall of Primacy Words Predicts Cognitive Decline ARCHIVES OF CLINICAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY, 28 :95-103 >DOI >Link

Bruno D. 2012. Predictions in the Brain: Using our Past to Generate a Future MEMORY STUDIES, 5 :96-97 >DOI >Link

Pillai A, Bruno D, Sarreal AS, Hernando RT, Saint-Louis LA, Nierenberg J, Ginsberg SD, Pomara N, Mehta PD, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Buckley PF. 2012. Plasma BDNF Levels Vary in Relation to Body Weight in Females PLOS ONE, 7 >DOI >Link

Bruno D, Nierenberg JJ, Ritchie JC, Lutz MW, Pomara N. 2012. Cerebrospinal fluid cortisol concentrations in healthy elderly are affected by both APOE and TOMM40 variants PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINOLOGY, 37 :366-371 >DOI >Link

Bruno D, Pomara N, Nierenberg J, Ritchie JC, Lutz MW, Zetterberg H, Blennow K. 2012. Levels of cerebrospinal fluid neurofilament light protein in healthy elderly vary as a function of TOMM40 variants EXPERIMENTAL GERONTOLOGY, 47 :347-352 >DOI >Link

Okereke OI, Selkoe DJ, Grodstein F. 2011. Plasma beta-Amyloid Level, Cognitive Reserve, and Cognitive Decline JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 305 :1655-1655 >DOI >Link

Pomara N, Bruno D, Sidtis JJ. 2011. Plasma beta-Amyloid Level, Cognitive Reserve, and Cognitive Decline JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 305 :1655-1655 >DOI >Link

Pomara N, Bruno D. 2011. Lower plasma β-amyloid levels are associated with moderately greater rate of cognitive decline among older people without dementia Evidence-Based Mental Health, 14 :41 >DOI

Pomara N, Bruno D. 2011. Potential effects of the APOE e2 allele and of family history of Alzheimer's disease on brain amyloid-beta in normal elderly PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 108 :E1007-E1007 >DOI >Link

Pomara N, Bruno D, Sidtis JJ, Lutz MW, Greenblatt DJ, Saunders AM, Roses AD. 2011. Translocase of Outer Mitochondrial Membrane 40 Homolog (TOMM40) Poly-T Length Modulates Lorazepam-Related Cognitive Toxicity in Healthy APOE epsilon 4-Negative Elderly JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 31 :544-546 >DOI >Link

Pomara N, Bruno D, Nierenberg JJ, Sidtis JJ, Martiniuk FT, Mehta PD, Zetterberg H, Blennow K. 2011. TOMM40 poly-T Variants and Cerebrospinal Fluid Amyloid Beta Levels in the Elderly NEUROCHEMICAL RESEARCH, 36 :1124-1128 >DOI >Link

Bruno D, Rutherford A. 2010. How many response options? A study of remember-know testing procedures ACTA PSYCHOLOGICA, 134 :125-129 >DOI >Link

Higham PA, Bruno D, Perfect TJ. 2010. Effects of study list composition on the word frequency effect and metacognitive attributions in recognition memory MEMORY, 18 :883-899 >DOI >Link

Bruno D, Gleason C, Koscik R, Pomara N, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Johnson S. The recency ratio is related to CSF Amyloid Beta 1-42 levels in MCI-AD International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,

Pomara N, Bruno D. Pathological increases in neuronal hyperactivity in selective cholinergic and noradrenergic pathways may limit the efficacy of Aβ-based interventions in MCI and Alzheimer’s disease JAD Reports,

Bruno D, Koscik R, Woodard J, Pomara N, Johnson S. The recency ratio as predictor of early MCI International Psychogeriatrics,

Rutherford A, Stewart W, Bruno D. Heading for trouble: is dementia a game changer for football? British Journal of Sports Medicine,

Hashimoto K, Ishima T, Sato Y, Bruno D, Nierenberg J, Marmar CR, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Pomara N. Increased levels of ascorbic acid in the cerebrospinal fluid of cognitively intact patients with major depression: a preliminary study Scientific Reports, >DOI

Gollan JK, Dong H, Bruno D, Nierenberg J, Nobrega JN, Grothe MJ, Pollock BG, Marmar CR, Teipel S, Csernansky JG, Pomara N. Basal Forebrain Mediated Increase in Brain CRF is Associated with Increased Cholinergic Tone and Depression 'Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging,

Bruno D, Nierenberg J, Cooper T, Marmar C, Zetterberg H, Blennow K, Hashimoto K, Pomara N. The recency ratio is associated with reduced CSF glutamate in late-life depression Neurobiology of Learning and Memory,

Brueggen K, Kasper E, Dyrba M, Bruno D, Pomara N, Ewers M, Duering M, Buerger K, Teipel S. The Primacy Effect in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: Associations with Hippocampal Functional Connectivity Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience,

Pomara N, Bruno D, Osorio R, Reichert C, Nierenberg J, Sarreal A, Hernando R, Marmar C, Wisniewski T, Zetterberg H, Blennow K. State-dependent alterations in CSF Abeta42 levels in cognitively intact elderly with late life major depression Neuroreport,

Bruno D, Ciarleglio A, Grothe M, Nierenberg J, Bachman A, Teipel S, Petkova E, Ardekani B, Pomara N. Hippocampal volume and integrity as predictors of cognitive decline in intact elderly Neuroreport,

Bruno D, Reichert, C , Pomara, N . The recency ratio as an index of cognitive performance and decline in elderly individuals Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology,

Young J, Silber T, Bruno D, Galatzer-Levy I, Pomara N, Marmar C. Is there Progress? An Overview of Select Biomarker Candidates for Major Depressive Disorder Frontiers in Psychiatry,

Kasper E, Brueggen K, Grothe M, Bruno D, Pomara N, Unterauer E, Duering M, Ewers M, Teipel S, Buerger K. Neuronal correlates of serial position performance in amnestic MCI Neuropsychology,

Hashimoto K, Bruno D, Pomara N, Nierenberg J, Marmar C, Zetterberg H, Blennow K. Abnormality in glutamine-glutamate cycle in the cerebrospinal fluid of cognitively intact elderly individuals with major depressive disorder: a 3-year follow-up study Translational Psychiatry,

Teipel S, Bruno D, Grothe M, Nierenberg J, Pomara N. Hippocampus and basal forebrain volumes modulate effects of anticholinergic treatment on delayed recall in healthy older adults Alzheimer's & dementia : diagnosis, assessment & disease monitoring, 1 :216-219

Higham PA, Perfect T, Bruno D. Investigating strength and frequency effects in recognition memory using type-2 signal detection theory Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 35 :57-80

Bruno D, Higham PA, Perfect TJ. Global subjective memorability and the strength-based mirror effect in recognition memory Memory and Cognition, 37 :807-818

Pomara N, Bruno D, Sarreal A, Hernando R, Nierenberg J, Petkova E, Sidtis J, Wisniewski T, Mehta P, Pratico D, Zetterberg H, Blennow K. Lower CSF Amyloid Beta Peptides and Higher F2-Isoprostanes in Cognitively Intact Elderly Individuals With Major Depressive Disorder American Journal of Psychiatry, 169 :523-530

White C, Kapucu A, Bruno D, Rotello C, Ratcliff R. Memory bias for negative emotional words in recognition memory is driven by effects of category membership Cognition and Emotion, 28 :867-880

Editorial/letter to the editor

Tawfik H, Bruno D. 2016. Editorial International Journal of Medical Informatics, 91 :74-74 >DOI

Hiett SE. 2012. Editorial International Journal of Art and Design Education, 2

Pomara N, Bruno D. Major depression may lead to elevations in potentially neurotoxic amyloid beta species independently of Alzheimer’s disease American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry,

Book

Bruno D. 2015. The preservation of memory :1-231 9781317556428 >DOI

Chapters

Bruno D, Rutherford A, Markopoulos G, Van Den Bos M. Long-term memory: encoding to retrieval Cognitive Psychology

Bruno D, Renner D, Barrett-Baxendale M, Reid D, Tawfik H. Augmenting familiar appliances to assist people living with dementia The Preservation of Memory: Theory and Practice for Clinical and Non-Clinical Populations

Bruno D, Rutherford A. The effects of normal and pathological aging on memory The Preservation of Memory: Theory and Practice for Clinical and Non-Clinical Populations

Engagement & Impact

Public engagement:

Salford University, North West Dementia ARUK Public Engagement, Talk and organisation committee, General public, experts in dementia, researcehrs, people with dementia, Representative for LJMU 17/05/2017

Blacon, Cheshire, Dementia talks/meetings at Vintage Blacon (Community Group), Blacon, Chester, Public talks, General public, stakeholders, charities, community support, Speaker

Award:

Best Poster: Second Prize at the 2nd Annual NYU Center of Excellence on Brain Aging Research Day

Experimental Psychological Society: Grindley Grant

Conference organisation:

Symposium on “Health Informatics for Active Ageing and People with Dementia”. Liverpool Hope University, July 2014

Editorial boards:

Journal of Neuropsychology, Associated Editor

External collaboration:

University of Manchester, Dr Iracema Leroy

Keele University, Dr Andrew Rutherford

University of Gothenburg, Dr henrik Zetterberg & Dr Kaj Blennow

University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dr Rebecca Koscik & Dr Sterling Johnson (5).

University of Rostock, Dr Stefan Teipel

Nathan Kline Institute and New York University, Dr Nunzio Pomara

Fellowships:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Media Coverage:

http://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2017/02/15/heading-trouble-dementia-game-changer-football/, Editorial on British Medical Journal Blogs - British Journal of Sport Medicine blog. Title: Heading for trouble: is dementia a game changer for football?

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/strictly-casual/201403/are-lesbians-less-casual-sex-hetero-women, Are lesbians less into casual sex than hetero women?, written by Zhana Vrangalova. Based on Lyons, …, Bruno (2014). Archives of Sexual Behavior. Published on Psychology Today.

http://www.livescience.com/27735-words-list-mental-decline.html, Forgetting first words on a list may signal mental decline, written by Rachael Rettner. Based on Bruno et al. (2013). Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. Published on Fox News and other outlets.

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/761557, Alzheimer’s biomarkers linked to major depression, written by Deborah Brauser. Based on Pomara, Bruno et al. (2012). American Journal of Psychiatry. Published on Medscape Today News

Other invited event:

BPS Cognitive Conference, Liverpool, Proponent and Chair of Symposium on Cognitive Ageing.

Ageing and memory: Tracking change to predict decline, Keele University, Invited talk

BPS General Conference, Nottingham, UK, Invited to speak at Symposium. Talk title: "A longitudinal study of plasma Amyloid-β levels in late-life major depression"

6th International Conference on Memory, Budapest, Hungary, Symposium on “Memory Preservation and Decline”

Teaching qualification:

Higher Education Associate Teacher Certificate