Join us for an interactive live talk with the Neureka team. Find out how smartphones can revolutionise the way we think about mental health. Learn how citizens can be part of the science by monitoring their own health, and find out what exactly the scientists do with the smartphone data.
When: Wednesday 27 April from 12.00 – 13.00
Where: Large Conference Room, O’Reilly Institute, Trinity College Dublin
Join us in the O’Reilly Institute Foyer in TCD for coffee from 11.30 and the talk will take place in the Large Conference Room (LCR) from 12.00.
Please register your attendance so we know how much coffee to order.
To join online, click this link on Wednesday 27 April from 12.00
Neureka is a free smartphone app developed and managed by researchers at Trinity College Dublin. The aim of Neureka is to get thousands of people to work together to help scientists understand, detect and treat disorders of the mind more effectively.
Mental health conditions affect one in four people all over the world. Even though research has made great advances in the field of cognitive neuroscience, it has been difficult to make predictions about the individual experience of mental illness – we need enormous samples to make real progress. We have over 10,000 registered users and you can be part of that mission by downloading Neureka today.
By playing games and tracking your mood and behaviour over time, you can play a critical role in uncovering new ways to promote good mental health in the population and treat those who fall seriously ill.
Before the talk, we encourage you to download the Neureka app:
1. Click here to download the Neureka app for free on the App Store and Google Play Store.
2. Open Neureka on your device. Read the app information and provide consent to continue.
3. Create a username and password and provide an email address.
4. Provide some details about yourself, such as age and gender.
5. You are now signed up and ready to participate in the Neureka project!
6. Use Neureka to unlock Science Challenges and play games daily!
Speaker bio: Celine Fox
Celine Fox completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Trinity College Dublin in 2018. She then went on to complete a master’s degree in Clinical Neuropsychiatry at King’s College London in 2019. Celine is currently doing a Ph.D. in Psychology at the Gillan Lab, Trinity College Dublin. As part of her Ph.D. research, which is funded by the Irish Research Council, she is working with longitudinal clinical and cognitive data, collected regularly and remotely.
Celine’s ultimate goal is to develop clinical tools that can predict the future course of mental health problems on an individualised basis. These clinical tools are being developed and delivered via a smartphone app called Neureka. At Neureka, users can play games, learn facts about brain health and track their own moods or behaviours over time. The information collected through Neureka will fuel novel research on how we understand, predict and treat mental health conditions and dementia. Neureka is free to download now from the App Store or Google Play Store or by scanning this code:
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