Talk by Dr. Tobias Hauser

Vorschaubild Tobias Hauser

DO WE NEED A DEVELOPMENTAL COMPUTATIONAL PSYCHIATRY?

February 28, 2020, 10:00 h
Jacobs Center, Andreasstrasse 15, AND 4.19, 8050 Zürich

Do We Need A Developmental Computational Psychiatry?

Many psychiatric disorders arise during adolescence, a time when the brain undergoes fundamental reorganisation. However, it is unclear whether and how the emergence of mental health problems is linked to aberrant neurocognitive development.

In my talk, I will discuss why it is critical to understand (aberrant) cognitive and brain development if we want to better understand how mental health problems arise. I will present findings showing how psychiatric traits are linked to adolescent brain myelination, and illustrate why computational neuroscience approaches could be important in understanding psychiatric disorders.  

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