Cambridge researchers from the Department of Psychiatry and the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit have secured £1.3 million from the Templeton World Charity Foundation to explore how early life adversity shapes human brain development. The team of scientists, comprising Duncan Astle, Danyal Akarca, Sofia Carozza, Petra Vértes, Varun Warrier and Ed Bullmore, will build […]
A protocol to evaluate child and adolescent mental health service transformation in England
A protocol for a multi-site cohort study to evaluate child and adolescent mental health service transformation in England using the i-THRIVE model The National i-THRIVE Programme seeks to evaluate the impact of the NHS England-funded whole system transformation on child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). A new report by Anna Moore on evaluating the […]
Problems with ‘pruning’ brain connections linked to adolescent mental health disorders
Problems with the brain’s ability to ‘prune’ itself of unnecessary connections may underlie a wide range of mental health disorders that begin during adolescence, according to research published.
Perceptual inference: the neurocognitive mechanisms in autism
This is an interview with our student Nazia Jassim on completing her PhD. Please tell us a little bit about yourself…Name: Nazia JassimResearch group: Autism Research CentreCo-supervisors: Professors John Suckling and Simon Baron-CohenAdvisor: Dr Rebecca P Lawson (Psychology)Title of your PhD: The neurocognitive mechanisms of perceptual inference in autism. Can you give us a short […]
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