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PhD Studentship – Metacognition and decision-making capacity in health and neuropsychiatric disorders

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Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL as part of the Metacognition Group (www.metacoglab.org), under the supervision of Dr Stephen Fleming (University College London) and Prof. Anthony David (Kings College London). The current project is part of a larger Collaborative Award from the Wellcome Trust (https://mhj.org.uk/) aimed at forming a research base for an interdisciplinary understanding of decision-making capacity.

UCL researchers are the first to carry out brain imaging of focal cortical epileptic seizures in the awake brain

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A team of researchers, led by Professors Dimitri Kullmann (UCL Institute of Neurology) and Matteo Carandini (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology), has developed a method of imaging brain activity to discover how it spreads during a focal cortical epileptic seizure. They were also able to then relate their propagation to cortical connectivity.

Diabetes drug shows potential as disease-modifying therapy for Parkinson’s disease

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A drug commonly used to treat diabetes may have disease-modifying potential to treat Parkinson’s disease, a new UCL-led study suggests, paving the way for further research to define its efficacy and safety.

Three generations of a British family are helping the fight against Alzheimer’s

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Dr Gary Zhang (Department of Computer Science and Centre for Medical Image Computing at UCL) has written about Prof John Hardy, Prof Martin Rossor & Prof Nick Fox's Alzheimer's research in the I. To read the article please visit https://inews.co.uk/essentials/lifestyle/people/three-generations-british-family-helping-fight-alzheimers/

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