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Cognitive approaches to non-invasive brain stimulation in the treatment of depression

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This thesis investigated two cognitive approaches for improving the application of non-invasive brain stimulation in the treatment of depression. The goal of the first project was to test whether combining transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) with a reinforcement learning task can reduce negative biases in depression. Recent research suggests that negative biases might arise from overestimating the informativeness of negative vs. positive information which might lead to increased le...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Supervisor
ORCID:
0000-0002-6007-0698
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Supervisor
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Medical Research Council
Funder identifier:
http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000265
Grant:
MR/N013468/1
Programme:
Medical Sciences Graduate School Studentship
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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