Carlos Mena

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Carlos is a clinical psychologist interested in the neurocomputational mechanisms behind mental health disorders and clinical change following psychological therapies. He completed his MSc in Human Cognitive Neuropsychology at the University of Edinburgh. Now, he is a PhD student working with Prof Oliver Robinson in the Neuroscience and Mental Health group at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL. Currently, he is working on anxiety and avoidance behaviour using neuroimaging and computational methods.


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Can brain scans tell us how successful CBT for anxiety will be? Meta-analysis of task-based fMRI studies shows promise


Millie Lowther, Isabel Luetkenherm, Carlos Mena and Alexandra Pike summarise a recent fMRI meta-analysis, which finds that activation in brain circuits related to salience, interoception and emotional processing were found to predict a positive response to CBT in anxiety disorders.

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