Millie Lowther

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Millie is a PhD Student and Research Assistant at University College London, working with Professor Oliver Robinson in the Neuroscience and Mental Health group. Her PhD is on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying treatment response in anxiety. She has previously completed a MSci in Natural Sciences: Neuroscience and Psychology with Mathematics and Statistics, and worked in the science team at Cambridge Cognition. Her interests include anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, affective biases, compulsivity, cognitive neuroscience and computational psychiatry


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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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