Working for Better Behavioral Health Outcomes

My name is Ariana Anderson and we are at the Semel Institute at UCLA and I’m a statistician working in psychiatry. Well, so working in psychiatry as a statistician is very interesting, because in psychiatry there’s is not really any good way to measure mental illness other than observing symptoms. And so one thing I’m working on is how to […]

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Autism: Brain, behaviour and developing medications | Evdokia Anagnostou

So all my job today is to talk to you a little bit about how we are using new findings that are coming out of genetics research and brain imaging science to start thinking about how we redevelop the new generation of treatments for kids and youth and adults with ASD This has been said there – and is it […]

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AGEING | How Can You Develop Brain Plasticity to Live Healthier for Longer? | AXA Research Fund

Brain plasticity is the brain’s ability to develop new neural connections How can we nurture our brain plasticity to best maintain our health as we age? Diet – Nordic or Mediterranean is best Plenty of fish, fruit, vegetables, oils Fewer refined foods and sugars Lower fat milk and meat Exercise – Find the best muscular and cardiovascular exercise for you […]

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How LSD and shrooms could help treat anxiety, addiction and depression

It was the most peaceful, joyous, incredible, life changing experience I’ve ever had in my life. There were scary parts, foreboding parts … I always knew there was beautiful and joy and peace on the other side of it. It was freeing, it was really freeing. This is Alana. She’s describing what she felt after she took a dose of […]

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How does the brain change with age? Part #1 Cam-CAN project overview

The Cam-CAN project is about ageing over the whole adult lifespan from 18 to 88 and beyond. And what we do know is that the brain changes dramatically as we get older, in all of us, and yet some cognitive functions remain apparently unaffected. So our language, certainly our language comprehension, is pretty much unaffected as we get older, whereas […]

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Why the teenage brain has an evolutionary advantage

It’s not easy being a teenager. There’s the angst. The emotions. The raging hormones! And although hormones do play a big role in puberty, the brain is going through a lot of changes too. Neuroscientists are learning thatt some of the most puzzling teenage behavior may actually have some real benefits. legally, you’re considered an adult when you turn18, but […]

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Project podcast | Coastal living linked with better mental health

You’re with BBC Radio Kent thank you for your company and for your beautiful calls about living by the sea I’ll introduce you to Jo Garrett, Dr Garrett is a postdoctoral research associate in coastal environments and human wellbeing at the University of Exeter and she led the study that we’ve been talking about this morning. Jo I’m so glad […]

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How the Gut Microbiome affects the Brain and Mind

Thanks to Squarespace for sponsoring this video. One summer afternoon when Doctor Martin Blaser was still a medical student, he went to see an eleven-year-old boy who had suddenly become ill and was hospitalized. He was perfectly fine until two days earlier when he suddenly developed a fever and an upset stomach. The next day the fever worsened, and on […]

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TRACTS: VA Research explores mental health issues of PTSD and TBI

– WE WERE GETTING HAMMERED EVERY DAY. WE WERE JUST GETTING SHOT AT. – THE STENCH OF BODIES. – THERE WAS A LOT OF EXPOSURE TO A LOT OF POWERFUL WEAPONS AT THAT TIME. – AND YOU’RE SEEING JUST THESE PUFFS OF DIRT EVERYWHERE. – WE GOT HIT WITH LARGE ORDNANCE. – A COUPLE OF THEM DID LOSE THEIR LIVES. […]

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