2014 Course Schedule

Module 1 

Research Methods

March 12,2014

Behavioural modelling 1: why computational psychiatry; learning models


Peter Dayan (UCL), Read Montague (UCL/VT)

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March 19, 2014

Behavioural modelling 2: uncertainty, precision and prediction errors

Chris Mathys (UCL)       

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March 26, 2014

Behavioural modelling 3: model fitting; neuroeconomic approaches to psychiatry            


Michael Moutoussis (UCL), Ming Hsu (UC Berkeley)

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April 02, 2014

Neuroimaging: model-based fMRI, EEG, MEG


Thomas FitzGerald (UCL)

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April 09, 2014

Pharmacology and decision-making


Molly Crockett (UCL),Robb Rutledge (UCL)

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April 16, 2014

Transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcranial direct-current stimulation, deep brain stimulation

Peter Smittenaar (UCL), Helen Barron (UCL), Eileen Joyce (UCL/UCLH)

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April 23, 2014

Genetic approaches to psychiatry


Andrew McQuillin (UCL)

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Module 2 

Psychiatric Disorders 

April 30, 2014

Psychosis: diagnosis, treatment, modelling in schizophrenia research          


Rick Adams (UCL)

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May 07, 2014

Autism: Toward a neurocomputational understanding of autism spectrum disorder


Xiaosi Gu (UCL/VT)

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May 14, 2014

Personality disorder: borderline personality disorder, antisocial personality


Tobias Nolte (UCL/Anna Freud Centre), Read Montague (UCL/VT)

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May 21, 2014

Addiction: reinforcement learning and homeostatic models of addiction


Zeb Kurth-Nelson (UCL), Mehdi Keramati (UCL)

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May 28, 2014

Mood disorder: computational models of decision making in depression and anxiety 


Quentin Huys (ETH Zürich/U Zürich)


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June 04, 2014

Ageing: dementia and memory / Conclusion remarks


Emrah Duzel (UCL/U Magdeburg)