Computational Psychiatry Course

Publication date: Jan 21, 2015 12:20 PM

Start: Apr 29, 2015 12:00 AM
End: Apr 30, 2015 12:00 AM

Location: Basement Lecture Theatre, 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

The most recent course was held on 29-30th April 2015 as below. Details of future courses will be added here as they become available.

Venue: Basement Lecture Theatre, 33 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3BG

This Computational Psychiatry Course aims to bring together experts in neuroscience, psychiatry, decision sciences and computational modelling to define problems in psychiatric disorder in quantitative terms, and to train the next generation of scientists and clinicians that wish to apply computational models to modern diagnosis and treatment strategies.

Understanding mental function as computation will provide a deeper, more quantitative insight into the mechanistic underpinnings of healthy and diseased cognition. Modern computational psychiatry draws on many areas across the clinical and basic sciences and represents a truly multi-disciplinary approach to mental dysfunction.

By end of this course, you will hopefully be able to:

  • Use model-based approaches at multiple levels of analysis (behavioural, neurophysiological etc).
  • Understand the most recent applications of computational modelling to various psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia, autism, affective and personality disorders, addiction, ageing, etc.

Prerequisites:

  • You should have a strong interest in applying computational methods to psychiatric research.
  • No prior experience in psychiatry or computational modelling is required.

Further information:rick.adams@ucl.ac.uk or xiaosi.gu@ucl.ac.uk

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