NORMENT researcher Tobias Kaufmann is interviewed by Quanta Magazine about his use of machine learning techniques to study brain age and connectivity.
Like our unique fingerprints, we all have a unique combination of connections in the brain. These networks of connections stabilises during childhood and adolescence. Delayed development may be an early sign of mental health disorders.
Lars Tjelta Westlye, group leader and coming core researcher at NORMENT, has received the Early Career Award from Oslo University Hospital.
Torgeir Moberget, postdoctoral fellow at NORMENT, has been awarded the Young Researcher Award 2018 from the Fulbright Norway Foundation for his article on the role of the cerebellum in schizophrenia.
Olav Smeland and colleagues at NORMENT have been awarded a prize for outstanding scientific paper published during the first half-year of 2017.
Postdoctoral fellow Jaroslav Rokicki at NORMENT was awarded the prize for best poster during the NEURONUS conference in Krakow on April 20-22, 2018.
A research article from NORMENT was one of the 100 most read articles in the Nature journal Scientific Reports in 2017.
The title of the thesis is "Inflammatory pathways in severe mental disorders – a transdiagnostic approach".
NORMENT's Annual Report for 2017 is now published. The report is a requirement from the Research Council of Norway as part of the Centre of Excellence (CoE) programme.
The yearly conference on Mental Health and Addiction will take place in Oslo on 31st May – 1st June, 2018.
Professor Hugdahl, who is a Core Researcher at NORMENT, has recently been interviewed by the news magazine of the European Union Vision2020 network.
Tobias Kaufmann has been awarded a Young Research Talents Grant from the Research Council of Norway for his project entitled "LifespanHealth". The application was among the 10% that were granted this year.
Tobias Kaufmann and colleagues at NORMENT have been awarded a prize for outstanding scientific paper published during the first half-year of 2017.
The title of the thesis is "Cannabis use in the early phase of bipolar disorder. A naturalistic longitudinal study of a first treatment sample".
The title of the thesis is "Metacognition in severe mental disorders".
The title of the thesis is "Brain structure imaging of apathy and auditory hallucinations in psychotic disorders".
NORMENT has been granted a second period as a Centre of Excellence (CoE), after a midterm evaluation earlier this year. The overall assessment by the Research Council of Norway was exceptional.
A new study published in Molecular Psychiatry shows that the fiber pathways (white matter) throughout the brain is disrupted in people with schizophrenia. Researchers from NORMENT contributed to the study, which is the largest analysis of white matter in a psychiatric disorder to date.
Title: Executive functioning in schizophrenia spectrum disorders: Methods of measurement and longitudinal course.
Monica Aas, Ingrid Melle, and Trine Vik Lagerberg at NORMENT have contributed chapters on cannabis and severe mental illness in a new book entitled Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies.
Title: Understanding brain structure alterations in severe mental disorders: The influence of cigarette smoking, antipsychotic medication and weight gain.
Title: The relationship between oxytocin pathway genes and personality traits and psychosis characteristics
Researchers at NORMENT are part of an international consortium which recently published the largest MRI study to date on people with bipolar disorder. The study shows that patients have differences in brain regions that control inhibition and emotion.
Researchers at NORMENT have contributed to a study of genetic prediction of Alzheimer's disease, which was recently published in PLOS Medicine.