Professor Tony Holland awarded CBE for services to psychiatry.

We sat down with Tony Holland, Professor of the Psychiatry of Learning Disabilities and Head of the Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group (CIDDRG), to discuss his career in light of being awarded a CBE on the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to psychiatry.  Firstly, congratulations on your achievement – can you […]

Assessing the benefits of shunt surgery on normal pressure hydrocephalus.

Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a clinical condition resulting from an abnormal build up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and ventricular enlargement in the brain. Patients often experience disturbances in gait, unitary incontinence and even dementia, although these symptoms often improve following shunt surgery.  Shunt surgery helps drain the excess CSF with the help of a […]

The International Meeting for Autism Research 2015.

This month saw the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in Salt Lake City, Utah. The meeting is dedicated to a range of research streams, ranging from mouse models of the condition to clinical studies of how individuals with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) can be best helped. As such, IMFAR provides a broad overview of our […]

Cambridge neuroscientists help improve brain training app

In a bid to stimulate the general public’s cognitive performance Cambridge neuroscientists, including Professor Barbara Sahakian are now collaborating with brain training app Peak. This free app is already widely available and offers users a series of games that are designed to help users both understand and improve their cognitive skills, such as making decisions. […]