1st Supervisor - Dr Jonathan O’Muircheartaigh. 2nd Supervisor - Professor Serena Counsell. The aim of this study is to be able to provide individualised markers of brain tissue abnormalities in complex disorders of neurodevelopment such as childhood epilepsy.
The project will develop new predictive algorithms for mental health outcomes in young people at high-risk for Schizophrenia (ScZ) that will synthesize expertise from cognitive neuroimaging, clinical psychology and data-analytics.
Supervisors. Prof Daniel Smith. Dr Heather Whalley. Dr Laura Lyall. PhD project summary. Disruption to daily circadian rhythms is associated with greater risk of mood disorder and impaired cognitive ability.
A technique called blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) can determine levels of different activity in parts of the living human brain and how malfunctions can occur in disease.
The performance of the wide range of cognitive tasks we carry out in our daily lives including remembering, speaking, deciding and planning depends upon the interaction of complex networks of widely distributed brain regions.