Project Details

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Supervisor

Professor Andrew Bagshaw

Project area or title

The role of the thalamus in the development of psychosis

Description

This project will investigate the role of structural and functional changes to the thalamus in the development of psychosis. The thalamus is a key controller of information flow within the brain, and alterations to thalamocortical function are often noted early in the progression of psychosis, and to be linked with changes in attention and sleep that are often observed. These alterations may play a causal role and represent a marker of risk and target for intervention. Using advanced neuroimaging we will undertake a detailed characterisation of the thalamus, and link with clinical progression, attention, and sleep disturbances.

Theme

Severe Mental Health

University

University of Birmingham