The Synapsy Centre
The Synapsy Centre of Translational Research in Psychiatric Neurosciences (CTPN) aims to put the objectives of the NCCR-Synapsy into a sustainable institutional framework in order to support translational psychiatric neuroscience at the University of Geneva on a long-term basis. The CTPN is directly attached to the Faculty of Medicine.
Closing events: cultivate the link with society
On May 12 and June 2 2022, the NCCR-Synapsy celebrated 12 years of research in psychiatric neuroscience, synonymous with the end of the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation, in the company of the general public.
Social interactions divert the established motivational system
A Synapsy study has demonstrated that the first step required to embark on a social interaction, moving towards others, follows a neural pathway that lies outside the system of motivation that had previously been known to be at the forefront of social behaviour.
Post-traumatic pain expressed physically from generation to generation
A Synapsy article has demonstrated that mothers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorders resulting from domestic violence often convert their mental suffering into physical pain and pass on this somatisation to their children.
Communication defect in psychotic disorders
Scientists at the UNIGE demonstrate how a defect in communication between brain areas is linked to the onset of psychotic disorders.
Gene-environment interactions that drives autism
A UNIGE team demonstrates how genes and environment interact in autistic disorders, thus explaining the vast variability of the disease’s symptoms.