Project Details

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Supervisor

Professor Marcus Kaiser

Project area or title

Using non-invasive brain stimulation as an intervention for schizophrenia

Description

Current interventions for schizophrenia, using pharmaceutical drugs, have huge side effects for patients as drugs interfere with the whole brain rather than only affecting specific targets. Neuromodulation through non-invasive magnetic, electrical, or focused ultrasound brain stimulation has a staggering range of potential benefits, from alleviating symptoms of mental and neurological illness to enhancing cognitive abilities. The field is currently crippled by issues in reproducibility and individual variation. This project aims to establish a computational approach that can predict the effects of non-invasive brain stimulation and will compare predictions with actual effects observed in schizophrenia patients.

Theme

Severe Mental Health

University

University of Nottingham