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.
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>>
This year’s annual Psychiatry Postgraduate Research Symposium showcased some of the fantastic research taking place within the Department. At St Catharine’s College on 17 November 2022, a busy programme was introduced by the Head of the Department, Professor Tamsin Ford. Download the full programme here>> The Frantz Fanon Keynote Lecture […]
Department of Psychiatry—home to four of the most highly cited researchers. Highly cited papers rank in the top one per cent by citations for a field or fields and publication year. Of the world’s population of scientists and social scientists, Highly Cited Researchers are 1 in 1,000. We are delighted to see the impact of […]