Media Activity

Media Activity

Below are the latest media and public engagement activities of BAP members:

Ulrich Ettinger
Sleep deprivation leads to symptoms of schizophrenia
Sleep deprivation leads to symptoms of schizophrenia. Media Coverage: University Herald, Nature World News, Times of India, Science World Report, Medscape, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Ärzte Zeitung, Ärzteblatt.
8th July 2014

Robin Carhart-Harris
Psilocybin and Depression
Psilocybin, the active ingredient in 'magic mushrooms' may help alleviate symptoms of depression. UK Media Coverage: The Independent, Telegraph, Daily Mail, New Scientist, The Conversation. International Media: Reuters, Washington Post, NBC, CBS, Popular Science, La Stampa, La Razon, Es Materia, Times of India, The Star.
3rd July 2014

Ciara McCabe
Food On The Brain - The Times Cheltenham Science Festival
We all know the expression ‘thinking with your stomach’ but is this really so far from the truth? By looking at our brains’ responses to food, can we better understand eating disorders and depression? Can the bacteria in our gut affect our ability to think? Join Phil Burnet and Ciara McCabe as they explore whether what we eat matters more than we think.
4th June 2014

Barbara Sahakian
Reddit AMA: From lost memories to brain drugs, a leading neuroscientist answered your questions
Barbara Sahakian answered questions from the public in a Q and A organised by The Conversation on Reddit. Read AMA comments on Reddit
29th May 2014

Liz Tunbridge
Hay Festival - The Next Big Thing sponsored by the Royal Society
Liz Tunbridge discussed her research in front of a packed house at the Hay Festival. The session featured researchers speaking about the developments that they are most excited about within their field. Liz discussed her recent research showing that a key genetic factors can dramatically influence the impact of a drug on memory performance: enhancing it is some people whilst impairing it in others. Brief presentations from Liz, Ana Cavalcanti (a computer scientist), Alexandra Brand (a fungal microbiologist) and Lucie Green (a solar scientist) were followed by a lively Q&A session, covering everything from the key role that computer programming plays in all scientific disciplines to the ethics of cognitive enhancement and the implications of genetic information for clinical trials.
29th May 2014