Scientists have worked out why common anti-depressants cause around a half of users to feel emotionally ‘blunted’. In a study published today, they show that the drugs affect reinforcement learning, an important behavioural process that allows us to learn from our environment.
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The Guardian’s science correspondent, Linda Geddes, was put to the test in the panic-inducing VR world of a game that teaches a breathing technique in Lucie Daniel-Watanabe’s research project. Read Linda’s article about her experience and the project here>>
Martine Skumlien has just completed a PhD looking at the association between cannabis use and reward processing, and the role of adolescent vulnerability Research group: Barbara Sahakian Supervisor: Barbara Sahakian Advisor: Christelle Langley, Will Lawn, Valerie Voon Can you give us a short background into what your PhD/MPhil was about? Cannabis is […]