Have you ever recalled a story about yourself, only to realise that you were actually recounting something that happened to someone else? If so, this would be due to a failure in reality monitoring – the ability to discriminate between memories for actual events and memories for imagined events. A collaborative project between the departments of […]
Archives for June 2016
Obesity induced by antipsychotics related to lower birth weight.
Patients with schizophrenia die up to 25 years earlier than the general population. This mental illness is associated with an altered perception of reality and severe distress. Treatment with antipsychotic medications can be helpful in reducing symptoms, but the majority of patients suffer from excessive weight gain as a side effect. In addition to making patients […]
Kirstie Whitaker wins runner-up in the Rosalind Franklin Appathon
Many congratulations to Dr. Kirstie Whitaker and her team for their runner-up award in the Rosalind Franklin Appathon 2016! Have you attended a scientific conference, only to see a programme or panel discussion that it is almost entirely dominated by white, middle-aged men? This is unfortunately not an uncommon occurrence, and it is this […]
Measures of cortical morphology provide in vivo evidence of schizophrenia neuropathology.
The cerebral cortex consists of specific granular layers, each with unique biological characteristics. However, current Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques can’t sufficiently distinguish between these layers. A recent study published in Translational Psychiatry by Mr Konrad Wagstyl, Professor Paul Fletcher and others in the Department of Psychiatry successfully addressed these limitations. The authors used predictable […]