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Driving down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window: Prediction, gender, and dementia

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Driving down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window: Prediction, gender, and dementia

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The power of words in reproducibility, psychological constructs, and phantasmagoria

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RCTs: Randomization, Cannabis and Transport

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A cure for MS; mindfulness debunked; and when Harry met Sally - is opposite sex friendship possible?

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Size doesn't matter, but anticipation does: Big data paradox, placebo, and perceptions of smokers

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Courting controversy: The call for women-specific medication guidance and psychology's "physics envy" problem

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Good Sh*t, Bad Outcomes

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Real life decisions: nudge or hold? Antidepressant withdrawal and behaviour modification

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Big ass data: brain correlation and social contagion

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Of mice and men: Differing perceptions of time and reality

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Meet host Derek

Dr Derek K. Tracy

Derek is the Medical Director of West London NHS Trust, and a senior lecturer and King's College London and University College London. He's the editor for public engagement at the British Journal of Psychiatry.

Meet host Dawn

Dr Dawn N. Albertson

A neurobiologist by training, Chartered Psychologist by title, and educator through blood, sweat and tears, Dawn currently leads Psychology at Bath Spa University.

Meet host Sukhi

Professor Sukhi S. Shergill

A multilingual MD/PhD, Sukhi is a Professor of Psychiatry at Kent and Medway Medical School in Canterbury and Professor of Psychiatry and Systems Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience at King’s College London; Director of Research and Consultant Psychiatrist.

Meet host Dan

Dr Dan W. Joyce

Certified genius and MD/PhD wunderkid, Dan works at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford and is a Consultant Psychiatrist with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Three psychiatrists and a psychologist walk into a pub (or, in these unprecedented times, a Zoom meeting)….to talk science! Kaleidoscope Live takes you behind the scenes of the monthly British Journal of Psychiatry column of the same name. It’s four friends, talking about the recent science that made them sit up and take notice. Whether it’s about the brain, mental health, or the human condition, Kaleidoscope Live! will bring you today’s most fascinating research. So, pull up a chair. Let’s talk science.

Intended audience

Kaleidoscope Live is designed to be accessible for all. We welcome anyone with an enthusiasm for science, the human mind, and mental health to our table. Cheers!

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