Kaleidoscope Live!

Kaleidoscope LIVE


Let’s talk science!

Three psychiatrists and a psychologist walk into a pub (or, in these unprecedented times, a Zoom meeting)….to talk science!  Kaleidoscope Live takes you behind the scenes of the monthly British Journal of Psychiatry column of the same name.  It’s four friends, talking about the recent science that made them sit up and take notice.  Whether it’s about the brain, mental health, or the human condition, Kaleidoscope Live! will bring you today’s most fascinating research.  So, pull up a chair.  Let’s talk science.



Upcoming webinars

Dates: November 11th, December 9th

Time: 5pm – 5:30pm

Speakers: Dr Dawn N. Albertson, Prof Sukhi S. Shergill, Dr Derek K. Tracy. Dr Dan W. Joyce



Watch previous webinars

Date: 14th October 2020

Title: In this episode the panelists indulged in the positives of hedonism and took controversy head on discussing a now retracted paper on professionalism – sexism in a scientific sheep’s clothing?


  • Bernecker K, Becker D. Beyond self-control: mechanisms of hedonic goal
    pursuit and its relevance for well-being. Pers Soc Psychol Bull 26 Jul 2020 [Epub
    ahead of print]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/0146167220941998.
  • Hardouin S, Cheng TW, Mitchell E, Raulli SJ, Jones DW, Siracuse JJ, et al.
    RETRACTED: Prevalence of unprofessional social media content among young
    vascular surgeons. J Vasc Surg 2020; 72: 667–71.


Date: 19th September 2020

Title: The role of media in suicide, a statistical controversy with fMRI data, and the perceived helpfulness of treatment.


  • Harris, M. G., Kazdin, A. E., Chiu, W. T., Sampson, N. A., Aguilar-Gaxiola, S., Al-Hamzawi, A., … & Cía, A. (2020). Findings From World Mental Health Surveys of the Perceived Helpfulness of Treatment for Patients With Major Depressive Disorder. JAMA Psychiatry.
  • Niederkrotenthaler, T., Braun, M., Pirkis, J., Till, B., Stack, S., Sinyor, M., … & Scherr, S. (2020). Association between suicide reporting in the media and suicide: systematic review and meta-analysis. Bmj, 368.
  • Botvinik-Nezer, R., Holzmeister, F., Camerer, C. F., Dreber, A., Huber, J., Johannesson, M., … & Avesani, P. (2020). Variability in the analysis of a single neuroimaging dataset by many teams. Nature, 1-7.
  • Berg, E. L., Pedersen, L. R., Pride, M. C., Petkova, S. P., Patten, K. T., Valenzuela, A. E., … & Silverman, J. L. (2020). Developmental exposure to near roadway pollution produces behavioral phenotypes relevant to neurodevelopmental disorders in juvenile rats. Translational psychiatry, 10(1), 1-16.


Intended audience

Kaleidoscope Live is designed to be accessible for all. We welcome anyone with an enthusiasm for science, the human mind, and mental health to our table. Cheers!


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