Research news

Published Sep. 4, 2018 8:21 AM

NORMENT researcher Tobias Kaufmann is interviewed by Quanta Magazine about his use of machine learning techniques to study brain age and connectivity.

Published July 6, 2018 2:20 PM

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.

Published June 12, 2018 10:56 AM

Lars Tjelta Westlye, group leader and coming core researcher at NORMENT, has received the Early Career Award from Oslo University Hospital.

Published June 11, 2018 11:23 AM

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.

Published June 5, 2018 10:12 AM

Olav Smeland and colleagues at NORMENT have been awarded a prize for outstanding scientific paper published during the first half-year of 2017.

Published May 7, 2018 11:36 AM

Postdoctoral fellow Jaroslav Rokicki at NORMENT was awarded the prize for best poster during the NEURONUS conference in Krakow on April 20-22, 2018.

Published May 4, 2018 9:27 AM

A research article from NORMENT was one of the 100 most read articles in the Nature journal Scientific Reports in 2017.

Published May 2, 2018 10:45 AM

The title of the thesis is "Inflammatory pathways in severe mental disorders – a transdiagnostic approach".

Published Apr. 6, 2018 12:23 PM

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.

Published Mar. 16, 2018 9:03 AM

The yearly conference on Mental Health and Addiction will take place in Oslo on 31st May – 1st June, 2018.

Published Dec. 22, 2017 6:17 PM

Professor Hugdahl, who is a Core Researcher at NORMENT, has recently been interviewed by the news magazine of the European Union Vision2020 network.

Published Dec. 6, 2017 3:17 PM

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.

Published Dec. 1, 2017 1:58 PM

Tobias Kaufmann and colleagues at NORMENT have been awarded a prize for outstanding scientific paper published during the first half-year of 2017.

Published Nov. 27, 2017 2:24 PM

The title of the thesis is "Cannabis use in the early phase of bipolar disorder. A naturalistic longitudinal study of a first treatment sample".

Published Nov. 24, 2017 2:42 PM

The title of the thesis is "Metacognition in severe mental disorders".

Published Nov. 17, 2017 1:47 PM

The title of the thesis is "Brain structure imaging of apathy and auditory hallucinations in psychotic disorders".

Published Nov. 6, 2017 9:45 PM

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.

Published Oct. 20, 2017 5:07 PM

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.

Published Aug. 8, 2017 10:41 AM

Title: Executive functioning in schizophrenia spectrum disorders: Methods of measurement and longitudinal course.

Published July 6, 2017 1:18 PM

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.

Published June 6, 2017 9:40 PM

Title: Understanding brain structure alterations in severe mental disorders: The influence of cigarette smoking, antipsychotic medication and weight gain.

Published May 18, 2017 10:32 AM

Title: The relationship between oxytocin pathway genes and personality traits and psychosis characteristics

Published May 4, 2017 2:27 PM

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.

Published Mar. 31, 2017 1:08 PM

Researchers at NORMENT have contributed to a study of genetic prediction of Alzheimer's disease, which was recently published in PLOS Medicine.

Published Mar. 28, 2017 9:36 AM

NORMENT's Annual Report for 2016 is now published.