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When neuroscience meets atypical brains: half-way through a tailor-made approach in psychiatry. In this event you will learn the characteristics of some major psychiatric disorders (such as schizophrenia) and how psychology has contributed in the field of psychiatry. Moreover, you will learn how studying the brain of people that suffer from these diseases can be very informative to know more about their underlying mechanisms and potential treatments.
Personalised medicine in psychiatry – is the future here?
Dr Danai Dima (Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience)
Personalised medicine has received hype in the last decade, thanks to the human genome being decoded in 2001. Great expectations were risen that genes will be identified relating to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. However recent studies have shown that there is no single gene controlling mental health disorders as was the hope. Quite the opposite, we know with certainty that hundreds of common genes contribute to the manifestation of mental disorders. In this talk, we will discuss the usage of machine learning techniques in psychiatry.
Identifying & Treating Working Memory Problems in Psychosis to improve quality of life
Dr Corinna Haenschel (Reader in Psychology)
Corinna is an expert in electroencephalography (EEG), the technique that allows to measure brain activity over time. She also has many years of experience in working memory and schizophrenia research. She will talk about what schizophrenia is and how EEG can be very helpful in understanding the mechanisms underlying cognitive dysfunction in this disease