A Computational Model of Mood and Future Prospects
Poster May 04, 2018
Rachel Bedder, Bastien Blain, Emily Lowther, Robb Rutledge
Mood disorders are characterized by changes in reaction to positive events, but studies examining mood in gambling have suggested these changes may not be different from control. Interrogating mood changes with a computational model may give insight into disorders like depression.
Early life stress (ELS) is highly associated with development of psychopathology
and mood disorders in adulthood. Genetic studies have identified variation in the gene calcium voltage-gated channel subunit alpha1C (CACNA1C) to increase risk for several psychiatric disorders. This poster assessed the expression of Cacna1c following prepubertal stress.