Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) correlates of depression and social distance following psychotherapy
Germany (bvmd) - Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet, Bonn
Dept. of Psychiatry, Division of Medical Psychology, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53105 Bonn, Germany
Prof. Dr. Rene Hurlemann
Alexandra Patin,
English, German
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project without Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Our lab specializes in pharmacological studies in healthy individuals and clinical studies in patient populations. We are focused on emotion research and have made several contributions to the literature on the neuropeptide hormone oxytocin, which works to improve social bonding between individuals. We use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to complete our studies, which is an exciting technique developed only a few decades ago and provides a non-invasive, safe way to examine neural activity using the blood.
What is the aim of the project?
What techniques and methods are used?
What is the role of the student?
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
No special requirements. Interest in neuroscience is a plus. For the use of students considering participating in the project, further information can be found from the following articles (please add specific articles): Preckel et al (2014) Oxytocin facilitates social approach behavior in women Scheele et al (2013) A negative emotional and economic judgment bias in major depression Scheele et al (2012) Oxytocin modulates social distance between males and females
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Pre-Medical students from the American-British system