In our next Researcher Live series, we will be focusing on ‘Brain-body Interactions and new treatments for psychiatric disorders’ – bringing you four fantastic speakers. 
Join our first episode on 24th October at 4pm BST / 3pm GMT for a talk with Dr. Sahib Khalsa discussing the critical role of interoception in mental health. Sign up here to receive email reminders for this series.
What are we going to talk about in this episode?
Our internal organs emit a cascade of signals which rhythmically propagate throughout the body before reaching the nervous system. However, these ‘interoceptive’ signals do not usually affect our conscious day-to-day experiences except when our mental or physical health is disturbed; knowing whether the problem lies within the body or brain is thus one of the main unsolved challenges facing psychiatry and medicine. During this event Dr. Khalsa discusses how interoception is critical for understanding how crosstalk between the body and brain influences mental health.
Series programme:
  • 24th October, 4 pm BST / 3 pm GMT - ‘Interoception and mental health: integrating mind body and brain interactions’ with Dr Sahib Khalsa, University of Tulsa


  • 24th October, 6 pm BST / 5 pm GMT – ‘The brain-body axis in neurodevelopmental conditionswith Dr Eleanor Palser, University of California, San Francisco 


  • 27th October, 4 pm BST / 3 pm GMT – ‘How the brain processes gut feelingswith Dr Ryan Smith, University of Tulsa


  • 28th October, 3 pm BST / 2 pm GMT – ‘Heartbeats Influence Perception and Motor Activity’ with Dr Esra AI, Columbia University


If you’d like to present at your own Researcher Live event, please email kristine.lennie@researcher-app.com
Date and Time
Monday, October 24, 2022
04:00 pm BST/ 03:00 pm GMT
Speakers Avatar Dr Sahib Khalsa

Dr. Khalsa graduated from the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Iowa, receiving M.D. and Ph.D. (neuroscience) degrees. He is currently the Director of Clinical Operations at the Laureate Institute for Brain Research, and an Associate Professor of Community Medicine at the University of Tulsa. Dr. Khalsa’s research investigates the role of interoception in mental health, with a focus on understanding how changes in internal physiological states influence body perception and the functioning of the human nervous system. His studies utilize a variety of approaches to probe cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal interoception including via pharmacological and non-pharmacological techniques, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), and computational modeling.

DOI: dBmbFS41hIfgI1IwH5r8_prepost_4

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