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The Synaptic Bases of Mental Diseases

The insular cortex processes pain and drives learning from pain

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Neurons and their synapses in the mouse brain.  © Aiste Baleisyte, EPFL Neuroscientists at EPFL have discovered an area of the brain, the insular cortex, that processes painful experiences and thereby drives learning from aversive events. Acute pain, e.g. hitting Read more…


Back to the sources of neural diversity

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By deciphering the genetic programs of neurons of the cerebral cortex, Swiss and Belgian researchers unravel the mechanisms controlling the genesis of cells in one of the most essential parts of our brain. The cortex is a complex brain region Read more…


A synaptic perspective of intellectual disabilities

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Synapsy researcher Claudia Bagni, Professor of Neuroscience and Head of the Department of Basic Neurosciences at the University of Lausanne, publishes a review on synaptopathies in the journal Neuron with her colleague Suzanne Zukins from the Albert Einstein College of Read more…


BMI Seminar – Camilla Bellone

15-MAY / BMI SEMINAR @ EPFL By Camilla Bellone, Basic Neurosciences, University of Geneva “Role of reward system in social behaviour: implications for Autism Spectrum Disorders” TIME : 12:15 – 13:15 LOCATION : EPFL, Lausanne, SV 1717 Organization : EPFL-SV, Read more…


Public Lecture – Daniel Schechter

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Public lecture (April 15) by Professor Daniel Schechter as part of his appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. « The trauma-imbued care-giving environment during early sensitive periods for emotion regulation : Longitudinal findings » LOCATION : UNIGE Read more…


Mindfulness to treat anxiety in high-risk adolescents of WP#4

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Anxiety and stress regulation will be the focus of Phase-3 investigations in high-risk clinical cohort of Synapsy’s WP#4 (Developmental Stress). Synapsy clinical researchers Dr. Camille Piguet and Dr. Paul Klauser, together with Dr. Daniel Schechter have launched a collaborative study Read more…


A 9th Retreat for the NCCR-Synapsy

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Members of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research Synapsy met in Villars on March 21-22, 2019 for its traditional annual retreat. A series of seminars addressing the five Synapsy work packages – autism spectrum disorder, 22q11 deletion syndrome, Read more…


Impulsivity increases with severity of childhood trauma in bipolar disorder

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In the context of the WP#5, the clinical dimension of impulsivity was studied in people with attention deficit disorder either with or without hyperactivity (ADHD), borderline personality disorder (BPD) or bipolar disorder (BD). This study showed a high level of Read more…


Brain Awareness Week 2019 : Synapsy members in the spotlight

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The 2019 Brain Awareness Week took place March 11 to 17. The Universities of Geneva (UNIGE >) and Lausanne (UNIL-CHUV >) have once again proposed a rich and varied program in order to present the latest advances in biomedical research Read more…