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Researchers find dominant men can make decisions faster
Developmental stress

Researchers find dominant men can make decisions faster

Men who exhibit high social dominance make faster decisions than low-dominance men even outside a social context, finds a large behavioral study from EPFL. Hierarchies exist across all human and...
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Autism social interaction difficulties caused by poor synapse maturation
Autism Spectrum Disorder Women in Science

Autism social interaction difficulties caused by poor synapse maturation

A significant debilitating factor for those afflicted with autism spectral disorders (ASD) is impairment of social communication. Now, a team of investigators from the Universities of Geneva (UNIGE) and Basel...
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Targeting a brain mechanism could treat aggression and violent behavior
Developmental stress Women in Science

Targeting a brain mechanism could treat aggression and violent behavior

EPFL neuroscientists have identified a brain mechanism that is linked to aggression and violent behavior, potentially forming the basis for treating aggression in several psychiatric disorders. Violence, which, needless to...
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Budding Clinical-Scientists
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Budding Clinical-Scientists

Vincienne Naef, Grace Kurian and Marc-Aurèle Adler Vincienne Naef, Grace Kurian and Marc-Aurèle Adler are third and fourth year medical students at the University of Geneva. All three attended the...
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Portrait : Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz
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Portrait : Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz

Professor Ghislaine Dahaene-Lambertz during Synapsy’s Conference Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz was destined to become a pediatrician in a regional medical office, but her curiosity –together with a series of chance meetings– led...
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Interview : Carol Tamminga
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Interview : Carol Tamminga

Professor Carol Tamminga during the Synapsy conference Carol Tamminga is conducting translational research on psychosis at the University of Texas with the goal of understanding the mechanisms underlying schizophrenia (her...
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Philippe Conus : “The unexpected plays a part in jazz as it does in psychiatry”
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Philippe Conus : “The unexpected plays a part in jazz as it does in psychiatry”

As he receives the Alphen Award for his global clinical approach, Philippe Conus tells Synapsy about the rich and novel path that led him to psychiatry. Between music and psychiatry...
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Dominique Muller leaves behind an indelible imprint
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Dominique Muller leaves behind an indelible imprint

Remembering Dominique Muller Dominique Muller, the former Synapsy co-director who passed away three years ago, was commemorated in a one-day conference on April 19, when the lecture theater at the...
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Kim Do : “Knowledge frees mental illness from stigma”
Biomarkers of early psychosis Newsletter Portrait Women in Science

Kim Do : “Knowledge frees mental illness from stigma”

Kim Do receiving the 2018 SIRS Outstanding Basic Science Award, and Professor René Kahn. Kim Do has devoted most of her career to understanding the origins, effects and potential opportunities...
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Early psychoses
Biomarkers of early psychosis Newsletter

Early psychoses

NAC improves fornix integrity in parallel to the increase of brain glutathione and cognition improvement. 6-month longitudinal gFA changes : NAC vs Placebo. Coronal, sagittal and axial views show voxel-wise...
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Synapsy sets it course for 2022, borne along by rising synergies
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Synapsy sets it course for 2022, borne along by rising synergies

Do/Conus Team Members. From left to right, front : Sara Camporesi, Gloria Reuteler, Ines Khadimallah, Adeline Cottier, Kim Do Cuénod, Martine Cleusix, Margot Fournier, Lijing Xin; behind : Clémentine Vincent, Raoul Jenni,...
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Camilla Bellone interviewed by RTS-CQFD radio
Autism Spectrum Disorder Women in Science

Camilla Bellone interviewed by RTS-CQFD radio

Let's meet with Camilla Bellone, a specialist in social interactions. One hour to get to know this specialist in social interactions and talk about neurons, autism and schizophrenia. On the...
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Carmen Sandi appointed President of FENS
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Carmen Sandi appointed President of FENS

The Federation of European Neuroscience Societies has appointed EPFL Professor Carmen Sandi as its President. FENS has appointed EPFL Professor Carmen Sandi as its new President. Professor Sandi directs the...
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‘Nuit de la Science’, Neurofeedback booth
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‘Nuit de la Science’, Neurofeedback booth

'Nuit de la Science' in Geneva, the night of Saturday July 7, 2018 The 'Night of Science' keeps its audience awake ! When scientists share some of their knowledge to...
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Parent’s tough childhood can cast shadow across generations
Developmental stress

Parent’s tough childhood can cast shadow across generations

When a parent has suffered abuse or other adversities as a child, their children may be more prone to mood and behavior problems, a new study suggests. Their kids were...
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The neurons that rewrite traumatic memories
Developmental stress

The neurons that rewrite traumatic memories

Neuroscientists at EPFL have located the cells that help reprogram long-lasting memories of traumatic experiences towards safety, a first in neuroscience. The study is published in Science. Memories of traumatic experiences...
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Women and science, a “solid glass ceiling”
Women in Science

Women and science, a “solid glass ceiling”

In scientific disciplines, women remain underrepresented in positions of responsibility, despite their increasing numbers. Anglophones call this phenomenon the leaky pipe issue, or problem of the pierced pipe. The metaphor...
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Roland Hasler at the International ADHD Congress in Tel Aviv
Mood disorders

Roland Hasler at the International ADHD Congress in Tel Aviv

Roland Hasler presenting -  March 2018 Dr Roland Hasler presented Synapsy’s research on electroencephalogram (EEG) Neurofeedback on adult patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Neurofeedback (NF) uses EEG brain-computer...
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SIRS Outstanding Basic Science Award 2017-2018 to Kim Do
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SIRS Outstanding Basic Science Award 2017-2018 to Kim Do

Prof. Kim Do Cuénod, Head of the Psychiatric Neuroscience Center (CNP-CHUV), has been awarded with the SIRS Outstanding Basic Science Award 2017-2018 in recognition of her outstanding contribution to schizophrenia...
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Kathryn Hess, a born mathematician
Women in Science

Kathryn Hess, a born mathematician

Professor at EPFL, Kathryn Hess Bellwald, puts into practice her discipline, the topology, to better understand how the brain works. She is also committed to the promotion of female science careers....
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