Computer game helps cognitive function in schizophrenia patients.

A computer-based cognitive therapy for schizophrenia patients has been developed and is described in a recent review by an interdisciplinary group of Cambridge researchers, lead by Professor Barbara Sahakian.  The team, which consists of Cambridge-based psychologists, neuroscientists and a game-designer, has developed a computer game to improve cognitive function in schizophrenia patients.  The review by Professor Sahakian and colleagues is […]

Default mode network connectivity during task execution.

Neuroimage recently published a paper in which Cambridge researchers, including Deniz Vatansever, a PhD student at the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, and Professor Barbara Sahakian from the Department of Psychiatry, discussed default mode network connectivity during task execution. The default mode network (DMN) refers to regions of the brain (posterior cingulate, medial prefrontal cortices and bilateral angular gyri) that […]

PhD student Julia Gottwald awarded poster prize from the British Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Congratulations to Julia Gottwald, a PhD student from the Department of Psychiatry, who recently won a poster prize awarded by the British Royal College of Psychiatrists during her presentation at the British Association of Psychopharmacology summer meeting in Bristol. The main topic of her project relates to the investigation of cognitive profiles in adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).   We […]

Department of Psychiatry awarded Green Impact Bronze Award.

The department of Psychiatry was recently awarded the Bronze award by Green Impact, an NUS initiative to encourage environmentally sustainable practices at Universities. The Green Impact initiative was set up to encourage greener University campuses by setting standards and targets for departments to work towards, and rewarding them with a status reflecting the work done […]