Course on computational psychiatry: Heidelberg 12.-14.5.2022
Focus topic: Reinforcement learning models on social learning
Schedule, location and logistics
12.-14.05.2022 at Heidelberg (Germany)
Meeting point for all parts: Lecture Hall, Voßstraße 4, 69115 Heidelberg
|14:30-15:00||Arrival, registration & welcome|
|15:00-15:15||Introduction lecture on the course schedule: What can you expect from the course?||Christoph Korn, Franziska Baessler||lecture|
|15:15-15:45||Games for getting-to-know each other||Franziska Baessler|
|16:00-16:45||Introduction lecture on computational psychiatry||Christoph Korn, Koen Frolichs||lecture|
|16:45-17:00||BREAK & arrivals for keynote lecture|
|17:00-18:00||Keynote lecture: Computational Psychopathology: a mechanistic explanation of mental health symptoms||Paolo Ossola||lecture|
|open end||Reception on the premises of the Clinic for General Psychiatry (exact location will be signposted)|
|open end||Drinks at a beer garden in Heidelberg (www.braeustadel.de)|
|9:00-10:00||Which biomarkers are relevant for bipolar disorder?||Massimiliano Buoli||ecture|
|10:00-10:30||Modelling aspects of bipolar disorder using drift diffusion models||Paolo Ossola||ecture|
|10:45-12:15||Programming principles & how to do it in Python (including statistics & simple plots)||Christoph Korn, Koen Frolichs, et al.||ecture & hands-on|
|13:00-14:30||In-depth introduction of Reinforcement Learning (RL) models & of our experimental task||Christoph Korn, Koen Frolichs, et al.||ecture & hands-on|
|14:45-16:15||Constructing RL models for simple tasks and our task (using simulations)||Christoph Korn, Koen Frolichs, et al.||hands-on|
|14.05. Saturday||9:00-9:45||Research Project: Emotion & Susceptibility – Can emotional instability predict mental health shifts?||Markus Kötter, Franziska Baessler||lecture|
|10:00-12:15||Fitting models to behavioral data, model comparisons (& quality checks)||Christoph Korn, Koen Frolichs, et al.||ecture & hands-on|
|12:30-12:45||Outlook on how to model biophysical & neuroimaging data||Christoph Korn||lecture|
|12:45-13:15||Wrap-up, feedback & goodbye|
The course will take place in person. The keynote lecture is open to everyone. The theoretical lectures (but not the hands-on programming) will be made accessible online via a live stream. Please bring your laptop to the hands-on sessions if possible! The lectures on Friday are not mandatory for the students of the elective course (Wahlfachtrack) “Digital Medicine.”
Wearing a face mask is mandatory in the buildings. For up-to-date information, see http://www.dnhi-lab.org/teaching
Topics – What will you learn?
In this three-day course, you will gain insights into the burgeoning field of computational psychiatry, its promises and pitfalls. The course consists of mixture of theoretical lectures on recent findings and practical sessions on programming (in Python).
Specifically, you learn the basics of how to use reinforcement models for analyzing behavioral datasets from human participants. You get an idea of how these models can help to understand psychiatric disorders. You gain hands-on experience with programming such models. Our example datasets cover experiments on social learning about other persons’ character traits and preferences.
Logistics –Who can attend?
This international course is organized within the framework of the 4EU+ European University Alliance (https://4euplus.eu/4EU-1.html) and includes students and lecturers from three universities.
- Heidelberg University Hospital (Germany)
- University of Milan (UNIMI, Italy)
- Sorbonne University (France)
No fees apply. Students of Sorbonne University (France) and of the University of Milan (UNIMI, Italy) can apply for funds covering costs for travelling and lodging.
At Heidelberg University, the course is integrated in the elective courses (Wahlfachtracks) “Digital Medicine” and “Psychosocial Medicine.”
The course is open to students across a wide variety of backgrounds including Medicine (with a particular focus on Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy), Psychology, Political Science, and Computer Science, etc.
Students at different levels can attend (BSc, MSc, MD, or PhD).
Registration – How can you sign up? Write an email to Heike Hager comppsychiatry.PSYCH@med.uni-heidelberg.de stating:
- your university
- your field of study
- your level of study (BSc, MSc, MD, or PhD)
- if you want to apply for funding of your travelling and lodging costs
Deadline for registration: 01.04.2022 (a few places may be available for late applications)
Lecturers – Who is involved?
- Jun.-Prof. Dr. Christoph Korn (Heidelberg University Hospital, Department of General Adult Psychiatry). The whole team of the Section “Social Neuroscience:” Koen Frolichs gives lectures & hands-on tutorials. Lisa Doppelhofer, Sihui Zhang, Sergej Golowin & Benjamin Kuper-Smith help during the hands-on tutorials.
- Dr. Franziska Baessler (Heidelberg University, Department for General Internal and Psychosomatic Medicine)
- Prof. Dr. Massimiliano Buoli (University of Milan, UNIMI, Department of Pathophysiology and Transplantation)
- Prof. Dr. Florent Pasquier (Sciences de l’éducation et de la formation, Sorbonne Université)
- Dr. Antonius Wiehler (Institut du cerveau et de la moelle épinière (ICM), Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Sorbonne Université)
- Prof. Dr. Paolo Ossola (Università di Parma, Department of Medicine and Surgery)
This course is organized within the framework of the 4EU+ European University Alliance.