I have been slightly distracted by all the traveling and grant submissions this past few months - so apologies for the late opening of the course registration this year. Anyhow, the 2018 London CP course is now finally open! Go to www.cpcourse.org to reserve your seat. Added lots of new features this year, including a 'surprise speaker' for the opening night.
Keynote: July 25 @ 18:00
Course Dates: July 26-27, 2018
Location: 33 Queen Square
Cost: 60 GBP
Okay, despite the fact that I do not follow Ted talks anymore, it's still quite exciting to be invited to give a Ted talk. You can find out more about the conference, and purchase tickets here if you want to attend the live conference - http://tedxplano.org
We are glad to announce two events at SFN 2017 to be held in Washington, DC.
First, Xiaosi and Read, with the help of Cassie Carrin, organized a pre-SFN workshop called "Computational Psychiatry: A Didactic Introduction" (Nov 10-11, 2017).
Second, Xiaosi will give a short talk at this mini-symposium - "Computational Psychiatry: Multiscale Models of Mental Illnesses" on Sunday, Nov 12th, 2017 @ 8:30 - 11 am.
The purpose of both events is to further our effort in raising the awareness and interest in this new field, encourage researchers to join this exciting area of research, and equip researchers with basic knowledge and tools used in computational psychiatry work.
Hope to see you in DC!
After an one-year gap, we are resuming the London CP course this year! Based on the comments received in 2014 and 2015, we have completely redesigned the CP course. In addition, we have a brand new website and flyer. Seats are limited so reserve yours today!
Find out more at www.cpcourse.org
Ryan Philips just joined the CPU as a postdoc. He studied vision neuroscience previously at the Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Madras.
Is there a computational model to characterize subjective states, such as drug craving? The answer is yes! - at least we think so. In a recent theoretical paper published in JAMA Psychiatry, I laid out a Bayesian framework that can be used to account for craving (or any other subjective states). You can also download the fulltext from my ResarchGate page here.
Vicenzo, Juchi, Jennifer presenting posters at the symposium
Jennifer's thesis was titled "Learning about social norms: neural and computational substrates in borderline personality disorder". This was a huge dataset with over 200 participants in total, among which over 100 were scanned. Analyses involved both computational modeling of choice data and model-based fMRI. Preliminary findings suggest atypical neural activity in all stages of social decision-making may be responsible for the overt behaviour and unstable interpersonal relationships observed in individuals diagnosed with BPD.
Great work Jennifer!! :)