01/05/2019

PhD in Psychology: Towards a mechanistic understanding of why age increases the behaviourally impairing effects of inflammation on the brain

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  • ORGANISATION NAME
    Cardiff University
  • ORGANISATION COUNTRY
    United Kingdom
  • DEADLINE DATE
    30/06/2019
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Social sciences

Outline

This project offers an outstanding opportunity for a talented PhD student to join an internationally leading group investigating how inflammation in the body acts on the brain to impair human mood, motivation and cognition.

We all know what it means to feel sick. Infection anywhere in the body triggers an inflammatory response, and by actions on the brain, induces a cluster of mood, motivational and cognitive changes known collectively as 'sickness behaviour'.

Fortunately, sickness symptoms such as fatigue, low mood and impaired memory are usually very mild and self-limiting. However, when the immune response is severe or chronic, it can trigger mental-health disorders like depression and accelerate memory decline in Alzheimer’s.

What is funded

For more information on what is funded in this PhD please visit: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding/view/phd-in-psychology-towards-a-mechanistic-understanding-of-why-age-increases-the-behaviourally-impairing-effects-of-inflammation-on-the-brain

Duration

3 years

Eligibility

For more information on eligibility for this PhD please visit: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/funding/view/phd-in-psychology-towards-a-mechanistic-understanding-of-why-age-increases-the-behaviourally-impairing-effects-of-inflammation-on-the-brain

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