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Overcoming Impaired Cognition in Schizophrenia: New Opportunities for Intervention

Overcoming Impaired Cognition in Schizophrenia: New Opportunities for Intervention

Invited by the Department of Psychology and Centre for Psychosocial Health, Professor Cindy Yee-Bradbury will give a research seminar on 14 September 2017.

Topic: Overcoming Impaired Cognition in Schizophrenia: New Opportunities for Intervention

Speaker:

Professor Cindy Yee-Bradbury
Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Abstract:

As it is well-established that compromised cognitive processes limit the well-being and accomplishments of people with schizophrenia, researchers are now turning to examine how these effects arise and how they might be modified. Addressing the implications of cognitive impairments in schizophrenia is critical because work performance and social relationships require the ability to ignore distraction, maintain concentration, and track information as it unfolds – whether completing a work task or engaging in conversation. Building upon evidence from her lab that schizophrenia patients demonstrate highly specific deficiencies in their ability to maintain attentional focus and ignore distraction, Professor Yee-Bradbury will present a series of studies that clarify the malleability of compromised cognitive processes, their associated neurobiological mechanisms, and their relationship to clinical improvement. Clarification of the dynamic interactions between brain regions and their association with complex behaviors is an essential step towards developing more effective interventions.

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/9KXxMGAEfPJDscRq1

Enquiries:

Miss Rachel An, Tel: 2948 8704, Email: yan@eduhk.hk

 
  • 主辦單位
    • 心理學系
  • 日期
    • 2017-09-14
  • 時間
    • 12:45 ~ 14:00
  • 地點
    • 教大大埔校園D3-LP-02室
  • 電話
    • (852) 2948 8704

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