Hip-hop music can help people experiencing mental health difficulties.

Two researchers from the department¬† (neuroscientist Dr Becky Inkster and psychiatrist Dr Akeem Sule) have found that listening to and creating hip-hop music can help people experiencing mental health difficulties. Their discovery comes from a joint social venture, which they have named ”Hip-hop Psych”, which aims to utilise this musical genre to help treat people […]

Unique risk taking in different disorders of natural and drug reward.

Scientists at the BCNI recently published the results of a large study looking at risk taking in disorders of natural and drug reward. Published in the Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, the paper describes similarities and differences of risk taking behaviour in subjects with substance abuse disorders, obesity and binge eating disorder. With a total of 339 […]

Department participates in the world’s biggest coffee morning.

On Friday 26th September, the department participated in the world’s biggest coffee morning to fundraise for Macmillan Cancer Support. A number of research groups from the department hosted cake stalls for the event, and each group competed to gain the most donations. As the images below demonstrated, the event was well attended and there was […]