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Mapping the emotional management of trauma
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Mapping the emotional management of trauma

Trauma can induce fear pathologies, which are treated using psychotherapeutic approaches whose brain pathways have recently been identified. Fear leaves traces in the brain, and remembering it causes a feeling...
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Tracking neurogliaform cells and their role in the cortical microcircuit
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Tracking neurogliaform cells and their role in the cortical microcircuit

Studying neurogliaform-type interneurons involves the five key elements of stress-related pathologies: brain development, the prefrontal cortex, serotonergic pathway, interneurons and plasticity. Here’s how.   Experience constantly alters the activity of...
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Neural signature of trait anxiety
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Neural signature of trait anxiety

The neurological basis of trait anxiety, a risk factor for the development of neuropsychiatric diseases, revealed by Synapsy researchers. Trait anxiety is a personality dimension related to the extent to...
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Maternal exposure to violence and child psychopathology
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Maternal exposure to violence and child psychopathology

Synapsy has been following the children of mothers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder due to interpersonal violence since they were 12 months of age. They are now reaching maturity, just...
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Two Synapsy Neuroscientists Win Prestigious European Grants
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Two Synapsy Neuroscientists Win Prestigious European Grants

Camilla Bellone, member of the NCCR-Synapsy and researcher at the University of Geneva (UNIGE), was awarded the European Research Council's ERC Consolidator grant. Additionally, Alan Carleton, also a member of...
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The whole management team wishes you a Merry Christmas and an Happy New Year 2020!
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MOOC on Autism Spectrum Disorders
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MOOC on Autism Spectrum Disorders

A MOOC on autism spectrum disorders has been launched by the University of Geneva in partnership with the NCCR Synapsy. It brings together experts, videos and testimonies to describe the scientific basis of...
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Virginie Perizzolo’s work awarded prize
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Virginie Perizzolo’s work awarded prize

The 11th French Congress of Psychiatry (CFP) awarded Best Scientific Publications of 2019 by Young Researchers Prize, 3rd Place to Virginie Perizzolo (née Pointet) of the University of Geneva, for...
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New EEG Study on Euthymic Bipolar Disorder Patients
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New EEG Study on Euthymic Bipolar Disorder Patients

Bipolar disorder (BD) is a common and severe psychiatric disorder. A better understanding of the underlying pathophysiology is needed to identify objective biomarkers of BD that would improve diagnostic and...
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Invitation: 3rd Synapsy Conference on the Neurobiology of Mental Health
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Invitation: 3rd Synapsy Conference on the Neurobiology of Mental Health

Dear All, We strongly encourage you to attend and participate in the 3rd Conference on the Neurobiology of Mental Health, which will be held on February 26th-28th 2020 at Campus Biotech...
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Daniel Schechter receives the Kernberg Award for Pioneering Research in Childhood Mental Health
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Daniel Schechter receives the Kernberg Award for Pioneering Research in Childhood Mental Health

Professor Daniel Schechter received the Kernberg Award from the Weill College of Medicine of Cornell University (New York), for « his pioneering work on maternal trauma and childhood mental health...
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PTSD: Daniel Schechter Published a New Study on Parental Reflective Functioning
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PTSD: Daniel Schechter Published a New Study on Parental Reflective Functioning

Parental Reflective Functioning is a parent's capacity to infer mental states in herself and her child. Parental Reflective Functioning is linked to the quality of parent-child attachment and promotes parent-child...
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Portes ouvertes du Centre de neurosciences psychiatriques
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Portes ouvertes du Centre de neurosciences psychiatriques

Pour la première fois, le samedi 28 septembre prochain, de 11h à 17h, le Centre de neurosciences psychiatriques ouvrira ses portes au public. Cet événement représente une opportunité unique de...
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Johannes Gräff wins the Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award 2020
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Johannes Gräff wins the Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award 2020

The Boehringer Ingelheim FENS Research Award 2020 has been awarded to Dr Johannes Gräff for his pioneering research on epigenetic mechanisms in memory formation. Dr Gräff is a Tenure Track...
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Editorial – Synapsy and Genetics: an Adventure Ahead
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Editorial – Synapsy and Genetics: an Adventure Ahead

by Alexandre Dayer   From a historical perspective, early hypotheses about risk genes in psychiatry were based on candidate gene approaches and were largely incorrect. These studies were performed in...
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Genetics and psychiatry: Using Genetic Variants to Stratify the Enormous Heterogeneity of Patients
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Genetics and psychiatry: Using Genetic Variants to Stratify the Enormous Heterogeneity of Patients

Genetic variants have an effect on our appearance, functioning and health. Synapsy is taking a detailed look at their association with psychiatric illness phenotypes.Following the success of the first two...
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Kerstin Von Plessen – Treatments Based on Self-Regulation
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Kerstin Von Plessen – Treatments Based on Self-Regulation

Kerstin von Plessen studies early biomarkers and potential resilience pathways for treating neurodevelopmental illnesses - areas that require a translational approach. As well as being a full professor in the...
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Empowerment: Three Questions for Bita Moghaddam
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Empowerment: Three Questions for Bita Moghaddam

Bita Moghaddam is a full professor at Oregon Health and Science University where she holds the Chair of the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience. In the past 26 years, she focused...
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Nathalie Ginovart – Translational Research Using Neuroimaging
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Nathalie Ginovart – Translational Research Using Neuroimaging

Nathalie Ginovart uses neuroimaging as a research tool to investigate mental disorders and as a way of bringing the clinical and fundamental worlds closer together. Nathalie Ginovart started by studying...
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Denis Jabaudon – Synapsy is Developing a Common Culture
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Denis Jabaudon – Synapsy is Developing a Common Culture

Denis Jabaudon is a professor of neuroscience and current director of the Department of Basic Neuroscience at the University of Geneva. He is also an attending physician in the Department...
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