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"Understanding and Applying the Concept of Neurodiversity in Clinical Practice", Professor Sue Fletcher-Watson

In this talk Sue will explore how existing models of neurodevelopment are failing to sufficiently account for a growing transdiagnostic research literature. She will describe new findings from…

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'The legacy of preterm birth on neurodevelopment and cognition', Professor James Boardman

The first 1000 days after conception are critical for shaping brain health. Adverse events during this time can lead to neurodevelopmental, cognitive, and mental health problems across the life…

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'Self-binding directives' - should it be possible to request involuntary treatment in advance?, Dr Tania Gergel

‘Self-binding directives’ or ‘Ulysses contracts’ are preferences laid out in advance by service users, which draw on ‘expertise through experience’, and…

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'Role of Immune System in Depression: from mechanism towards new treatment', Dr Golam Khandaker

Immune system, particularly low-grade systemic inflammation, is implicated in pathogenesis of depression, schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. Inflammation is thought to be a…

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'Cognitive biases in hallucinations - Inconsistent findings and suboptimal measurement practices', Dr David Smailes

Several cognitive biases are thought to play a role in the development of hallucinations. Biases in source monitoring (where participants must determine whether stimuli were internal and/or…

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'What has 20 years of imaging genetics taught us about the brain?', Prof David Glahn

Dr. David Glahn is the Associate Chief for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Director of the Tommy Fuss Center for Neuropsychiatric Disease…

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Special Lecture Series with Prof Mayada Elsabbagh

There are major advances in our understanding of the causal pathways leading to autism and overlapping neurodevelopmental conditions. This knowledge has been useful in improving early…

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Why and How Friendships are Good For You - Professor Robin Dunbar

Friendships have a bigger effect on our psychological health and wellbeing, as well as our physical health and wellbeing, than anything else. Friendships are, however, extremely expensive to create…

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