Isabel Luetkenherm

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Isabel is a MSc student in the dual-master course Brain and Mind Sciences. She has just completed her first year at UCL, working with Professor Oliver Robinson in the Neuroscience and Mental Health group and Dr. Shannon Locke in the Laboratoire des Systèmes Perceptifs at the ENS, Paris on the mechanisms of negative affective bias in depression and anxiety. She is now entering her second year, which will take place at the Sorbonne and the ENS in Paris. She previously completed her BA in Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at the University of Cambridge. She is interested in how cognition and perception differ in mental illness.


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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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