European research project on risk taking behaviour in teenagers - IMAGEN
IMAGEN is a European Research Project which aims to identify and learn more about biological and environmental factors that might have an influence on mental health in teenagers. This knowledge will then help develop better prevention strategies and therapies in the future.
The IMAGEN Study
IMAGEN is (the first study on this research topic) a major European-Commission funded project, using state-of-the-art technology from the (field of) behavioural neuroscience field, a field where medicine, psychology, physics and biology intersect in the study of human behaviour.
- 2000 14 year old children with their parents/guardians as well as research teams from England, France, Ireland and Germany are involved in this project
- We are conducting this study in order to better understand the teenage behaviour and mental health
- The researchers want to find out what impact might certain attitudes and thinking styles, as well as certain brain activity patterns and genetic characteristics, have on teenage risk taking behaviour and mental health.
- Research methods will include self-report questionnaires, behavioural assessment, interviews, neuroimaging of the brain as well as blood sampling for genetic analyses.
Professor Dr. Gunter Schumann
- Asnières sur Seine - PERTIMM
- Bergen - Nordic Neuro Lab (NNL)
- Berlin - Charité
- Bonn - Deutsches Referenzzentrum für Ethik in den Biowissenschaften (DRZE)
- Brighton - University of Sussex
- Cambridge - University of Cambridge
- Dublin - Trinity College (TCD)
- Evry - Centre National de Génotypage (CNG)
- Hamburg - Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE)
- London - Delosis
- London - Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King's College London
- Mannheim - Zentralinstitut für seelische Gesundheit (CIMH)
- München - GABO:mi
- Nottingham - University of Nottingham (UNOTT), Brain & Body Center
- Orsay - Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA)
- Orsay - INSERM
- Paris - SCITO
April 2007 - April 2012
Contact person at DRZE
Dr. Dirk Lanzerath
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