The Transcontinental Computational Psychiatry Workgroup (TCPW) organizes a monthly web-based meeting and a computational psychiatry satellite meeting with the Society of Biological Psychiatry. We hope to foster discussion and exchange between those involved in computational psychiatry—a rapidly growing, highly multidisciplinary field.

Videos of past meetings are here.


Next workgroup meeting

Why is development important in computational psychiatry?

Tobias Hauser

  • Thu, Jan 24th 2019 at 16:00 - 17:00 UTC (Other timezones)
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Most psychiatric disorders emerge during adolescence. This is also a time when brain and cognition undergo fundamental transformations. Despite the importance of development, (computational) psychiatry most often ignores this crucial aspect and studies adult patients with chronic disorders. In my talk I will present two studies that start tackling how adolescent neurocognitive development is related to psychiatric features. Firstly, I will show how myelin development is linked to impulsivity and compulsivity traits. Then I will use the example of effort learning to illustrate how findings in cognitive neuroscience can generate new hypotheses about mechanisms underlying the emergence of psychiatric disorders. Finally, my talk will highlight the importance of a developmental computational psychiatry and the challenges and promises that come with it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tobias U. Hauser
Wellcome Trust Centre for NeuroImaging &
Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research,
University College London