Clinical early detection and intervention research
Beyond patient care, BEATS aims to improve the scientific basis for psychosis early detection and intervention. We use clinical data in pseudonymised form to answer various scientific questions, provided that you consent to the use of your data.
EEG resting-state connectivity and psychosis: Dopaminergic influences
Positive psychotic symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations have been linked to disturbances in brain connectivity. Our SNF-funded project uses electroencephalography (EEG) to investigate connectivity with respect to psychotic disorders and their treatment.
Cognitive biases and metacognitive training
Studies have shown that certain thinking styles (e.g., jumping-to-conclusions) may be associated with the emergence and maintenance of symptoms such as delusions or depression. We investigate the neurobiological substrates of such 'cognitive biases' and the efficacy of metacognitive interventions aiming to change thinking patterns.