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Clinical Applications

Our primary clinical translation at the Black Dog Institute is on mood disorders. A major project in this regards is using vibrotactile stimuli to probe decision making and ambivalence in depression. We are also undertaking a neuroimaging study looking at specific biomarkers for melancholia.

We have also started a project with Roland Goecke from Canberra University, seeking to use video technology to understand changes in the facial expression of affect whilst participants watch films.

In collaboration with Colleen Loo we investigate the physiological effects of direct current stimulation (DCS) for treatment of major depression using EEG

Through collaboration, we also investigate mild cognitive impairment and psychosis.

People involved

Michael Breakspear
Tjeerd Boonstra
Matthew Hyett
Muhsin Karim
Anton Lord
Tamara Powell
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