Nicholas J. Bradshaw and Beti Zaharija

On Thursday, June 9, as part of the UNIRI for Cres Community program in Moise Palace, Nicholas J. Bradshaw and Beti Zaharija from the University of Rijeka held a lecture titled “Does mental illness come from are genes?

Major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and major depressive disorder are among the biggest causes of disability in Croatia and worldwide. While the symptoms of these conditions are psychological, appearing as changes in our thoughts and behaviors, their causes are very much medical, resulting from chemical transformations within the cells of our brain. In this lecture, we will introduce how we investigate these changes, particularly to what extent they come from our genes and to what extent from our life experiences.

You can access the lecture via the link of the Moise Palace Facebook page:

UNIRI The Moise Palace: Cres Island

An education center of the University of Rijeka. A five-hundred-year-old patrician townhouse and the largest Renaissance palace on the Croatian islands. A venue and forum for various scientific and research activities, it welcomes visiting academics, students and scholars.