Luca Villa


University position

PhD student
Supervised by Professor John Suckling

Departments

Department of Psychiatry

Email

lmv31@cam.ac.uk

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

My PhD focuses on brain structure and function in adolescent depression, investigating differences in cortical thickness, white matter, and resting-state functional connectivity between adolescent patients with depression and controls. My PhD also looks at the effects that cognitive behavioural therapy and antidepressant medication have on the brain, and on how they may differ. Additionally, I am investigating whether having a family history of depression influences brain structure and function in patients with depression.

Research Focus

Keywords

Depression

MRI

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Clinical conditions

Autism

Depressive disorders

Equipment

Electrophysiological recording techniques

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Collaborators

Cambridge

John Suckling

Paul Wilkinson

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