On a mission for mental health
Mental disorders have a strong impact on humanity and society, also including the younger individuals. The lack of knowledge inhibits the emergence of means to improve life trajectories. The mission of the Synapsy Center for Neuroscience and Mental Health Research is to reverse this through research, training and knowledge transmission.
22q11 microdeletion syndrome: bringing the latest clinical knowledge to European families
Knowledge about the most common rare disease - 22q11 microdeletion syndrome - is made available to parents and non-expert professionals through an online MOOC.
The future of psychiatric neuroscience is in sight
Twelve years after its creation, Synapsy closes the NCCR chapter and opens a network of faculty Centers in psychiatric neurosciences.
Synapsy at the heart of Campus
The scientific magazine of the University of Geneva, Campus, has dedicated its 150th issue to the NCCR-Synapsy.
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.