Neurobiological processes in psychosis (6 credits)
This course considers the current understanding of neurobiological processes involved in psychosis. It reviews brain systems implicated in psychosis, their anatomy and physiology. The role of the dopamine system is explored, particularly in relation to the processing of salience information in the environment. Involvement of different brain systems in psychosis is also considered in the light of functional and structural neuroimaging studies. The use of neurocomputation modeling to explore information processing failures involved in psychosis will also be discussed.
Course coordinators: Dr Sherry KW Chan & Dr WC Chang