Loading...

Can pupil behaviour predict depression?

2,106 views

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Jan 11, 2017

GPs able to tell whether someone needs to be treated for depression by using a pupil response test. If it was up to researcher Marie-José van Tol (UMCG/UG), that’s the future of depression treatment. Van Tol and her colleagues are researching preventive therapies for recurring depression. She uses an eye tracker that monitors how the pupil reacts to certain images or texts. This reaction can indicate a strong or weak control over emotions, and thus also susceptibility to depression. If this is so, a GP would be able to use a pupil response test to see whether someone needs preventive therapy or not. Van Tol is still looking for volunteers, who can register via the website of the depression research project . Marie-José van Tol is Assistant Professor at the UMCG/UG and founding member and committee member of the Young Academy Groningen.

More information: http://www.rug.nl/news-and-events/new...

Loading...

When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...