Stefanie Sturm

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Stefanie is a PhD student of clinical psychology at the University of Barcelona in Spain. She studies sensorimotor interactions and predictive coding in auditory perception and processing. Her interests include how movement influences perception, and how the brain is able to construct a representation of the reality around it. Stefanie hopes that her work can make a small contribution to the large collective enterprise of understanding how the brain gives rise to the mind, and what happens when the processes that contribute to this get disrupted. Stefanie has been working as a freelance writer, editor and radio presenter and enjoys working at the interface between the scientific community and the real world, trying to find the essential lessons that we can learn from scientific findings and translating them into accessible but scientifically accurate stories.


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Is virtual reality the future of schizophrenia spectrum therapy?


Stefanie Sturm blogs a systematic review which finds sparse, but promising support for the use of virtual reality to treat schizophrenia spectrum disorder.

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Can we treat cognitive deficits in schizophrenia through electrical brain stimulation?


Stefanie Sturm summarises a recent systematic review on improving cognitive deficits in schizophrenia using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS), a form of electrical brain stimulation.

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Towards a symptom-based diagnosis of psychotic spectrum disorders?


Stefanie Sturm critically analyses a recent paper that suggests a symptom-based continuum of psychosis explains cognitive and real-world functional deficits better than traditional diagnoses.

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