Maria Uscinska

University of Turin

Multidisciplinary studies during PhD program, MSc at King’s College University, and BSc at the University of Westminster have given me a grasp of research method and scientific theory with a particular focus on neurosciences of the disordered brain. PhD research looking at treatment-induced neuroplasticity in psychiatric disorders has further developed my interest in neural mechanisms mediating measurable cerebral reorganization following an insult to the brain. Academic writing has been the most rewarding aspect of my work. It was during my university studies that I wrote the first paper in collaboration with Chinese psychiatrists, which was the first to describe the concept of ‘soft bipolar’. Other research interests include emotions, stress related disorders and addictions. Currently, researching treatment-induced neuroplasticity in psychiatric disorders to better characterize therapeutic cerebral reorganization mediating amelioration of cognitive affect regulation. I relish the challenge of analyzing and exploring the different avenues of thinking with the diverse range of subjects embarked upon in my work.

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