A better future for the most vulnerable people

In Mind ,
Written by Tuesday, 01 December 2009 09:51
Insight into the lives of people with severe intellectual disabilities and mental health problems. Men and women who have severe or profound intellectual disabilities, and also have mental health problems and challenging behaviour, are among the most vulnerable in society. Many of these people have lived excluded lives in long-stay…

Genes sensitive to stress

In Mind ,
Written by Thursday, 08 October 2009 11:27
The relationship between sensitivity to stress and symptoms of psychosis Sensitivity to stress plays a significant role in the development of psychosis. Additionally, stress-sensitivity appears to be genetically determined in part. These are two of the conclusions reached by Tineke Lataster in her thesis entitled ‘On the pathway from stress…

I spy with my little eye …

In Mind ,
Written by Tuesday, 14 July 2009 11:32
The processing of sensory stimuli by autistic toddlers Autism, Asperger syndrome and PDD-NOS are the three main forms of ‘autism spectrum disorders’ (ASD). While Asperger can only be diagnosed at a later age, the other types are usually diagnosed in children of around three or four. One of the key…

The smart hearing aid is on its way

In Mind ,
Written by Thursday, 02 April 2009 09:05
Psychologist Lars Riecke studies how the human brain processes incoming sound According to Lars Riecke, how our brains process sound and translate it into information is indeed extremely complicated, but at the same time so logical that it can be applied in technologies. The foundations have been laid, he believes,…

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