Department of Clinical Neuroscience
At the Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS), we conduct research and teaching regarding the function of the brain - from a molecular level to the effect on society.
Multiple health risks shorten life for people with OCD
People with OCD die on average nine years earlier than others. Now, a registry study spanning 40 years reveals the diseases and health risks behind these grim statistics.
Read more in Lorena Fernandez de la Cruz´s article in The Conversation.
Is our sense of fairness driven by selfishness? Article in The Conversation
"How fair are we truly? And under which circumstances do we offer others a fair share of the cake? Neuroscientific research has started revealing answers. Our team used electric brain stimulation on 60 volunteers to figure out which parts of the brain were involved."
Find out more in the article written by Patricia Christian from CNS Division of Psychology.
Study published in Nature Communications
In a study published in Nature Communications, Berglund et al. (Maja Jagodics' group), discovered an autophagy- and interleukin-34-dependent neuroprotective microglia population exclusive to the aged brain suggesting a potential treatment target for neuroinflammatory diseases.
Improved Staging of Ciliary Body and Choroidal Melanomas Based on Estimation of Tumor Volume and Competing Risk Analyses
Eye specialist and cancer researcher Gustav Stålhammar, together with researchers at St. Erik's Eye Hospital and the Karolinska Institutet, in an international collaboration, has developed a new and better classification of the aggressive eye cancer uveal melanoma. The study is published in the respected journal Ophthalmology.
Erik Andersson receives the Great Psychologist Award in 2023
Erik is director of studies at the department of psychology, he is a psychologist, PhD, docent in clinical psychology at the Karolinska Institutet and chairman of the Swedish Association of Clinical Psychologists.
Clinical training clinic at Optometry program wins the KLOK award 2023
This year's KLOK award goes to the Optometry program, which together with the St. Erik Eye Hospital has developed a clinical training clinic where students from several educational programs can broaden and deepen their knowledge in an interprofessional learning environment.The clinical training clinic is a collaboration between KI and St.Erik Eye Hospital where different professions together supervise students from a number of educational programs in an interprofessional learning environment.
Simon Jangard receives this year's Jörgen Engels scholarship
Simon Jangard, psychologist and doctoral student at CNS where he divides his time between the Division of Psychology and the Centre for Psychiatry Research, is awarded this year's Jörgen Engel scholarship for an article in which he investigated a number of different aspects of social decision-making in young people with alcohol use syndrome.
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Environment and Sustainable Development at CNS
We as part of a University has a central roll in the work to combat climate change, both by contributing through teaching and research, but we also need to contribute by reducing the impact of our own activities.
Here you can find tips on what changes you can do in your daily life to reduce your climate footprint.
GDPR at KI
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, or Dataskyddsförordningen) for the processing of personal data is to be applied on May 25 2018 in Sweden. Here you will find information on GDPR and the implementation of the regulation at KI.