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Welcome to the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research!

The Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research is dedicated to studying the causes of psychiatric disorders as well as the causes of individual differences in cognitive development, with an emphasis on adulthood and old age. Computational models of differences and changes in brain-behavior relations are the Centre’s major theoretical tool. The Centre’s findings will provide information on how cognitive functioning can be maintained into old age and on how psychiatric disorders can be better recognized and treated more efficiently.

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15.09.2016 | Robb Rutledge awarded MRC Career Development Award

Robb Rutledge, cognitive and computational neuroscientist based at the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, has been awarded an MRC Career Development Award to study the effects of depression.

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21.06.2016 | New Doctoral Programme of the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research

The Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research has launched a new graduate program to train junior scientists in computational and statistical methods for the investigation of individual development across the lifespan. The focus is on methods that improve the description, explanation, and amelioration of individual development from childhood to old age.

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10.11.2015 | Andreas Brandmaier honoured with Heinz Billing Award

Andreas Brandmaier, researcher at the Center for Lifespan Psychology and fellow of the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, is the winner of the Heinz-Billing-Award for the Advancement of Computational Science which was given for the methods Roaming Entropy, SEM Trees and LIFESPAN.

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02.06.2015 | Does dopamine rejuvenate your mind?

Can dopamine-stimulating medicines improve older people’s brain functioning and cognitive performance? Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development have pursued this question together with an international research team. The results of the study have been published in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

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01.04.2014 | New Research Centre Focuses on Development of Brain and Behavior

Why do some people become depressed under stress and others not? Why are some older adults mentally fit whereas others are afflicted by cognitive decline? To provide answers to these questions, the Max Planck Society and University College London have launched the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research.

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Was ist ein Max-Planck-Center?

Mit den Max Planck Centern hat die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft ihr Instrumentarium internationaler Zusammenarbeit entscheidend erweitert. Durch die Max Planck Center erhalten die Wissenschaftskooperationen mit erstklassigen ausländischen Partnern in zukunftsweisenden Forschungsgebieten eine neue Qualität.
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What is a Max Planck Center?

The Max Planck Centers constitute a substantial reinforcement of the international cooperation efforts of the Max Planck Society.
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“All a Question of Age"

In April 2014, the Max Planck Forum organized a panel discussion “All a Question of Age—How the Brain and Behaviors Develop Over Time” at the British Embassy in Berlin.