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2022: Prof McCabe talks to Fortune Magazine about Hobbies and Mental Health
2022: Prof McCabe talks to BBC Radio Berkshire about her teams collab with the University of Reading Outreach team on Widening Participation and increasing university access for under-represented students. She also discussed adolescent mental health and depression symptoms such as anhedonia.
2022: Prof McCabe acted as a consultant for Vice Media Group LLC an American-Canadian digital media and broadcasting company.
2022: Prof McCabe is interviewed by the Telegraph on brain chemistry and mood https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/mind/happy-hormone-has-become-modern-drug-choice/
2022: Prof McCabe is interviewed for The Guardian about dopamine https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/mar/10/watch-strictly-eat-sauerkraut-win-at-monopoly-expert-tips-for-hacking-your-happy-hormones
2022: Prof McCabe speaks to The Guardian about mental health and finding time for yourself https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2022/mar/05/how-just-20-minutes-a-day-to-yourself-could-transform-your-life
2021: ITV Tonight programme Dr McCabe discusses Sugar and its effects on the human brains Reward System https://www.itv.com/hub/tonight/1a2803a9311
2021: BBC Radio Berkshire Interview on Hobbies and Mental Health during Lock Down https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09621wn
2021: Radio Sputnik Scotland Interview on Hobbies and Mental Health during Lock Down https://soundcloud.com/radiosputnik/hobbies-help-improve-our-mental-health-and-may-ease-mild-forms-of-depression-doctor-says
2021: The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/health_and_wellbeing/why-hobbies-help-mental-health-b1801563.html
2021: Best Health Magazine, Canada: https://www.besthealthmag.ca/article/great-hobbies/
2021: The Conversation piece on Hobbies and Mental Health in lockdown https://theconversation.com/the-science-behind-why-hobbies-can-improve-our-mental-health-153828
2021: The Telegraph, interview on Dopamine and Reward https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/kickstart-happiness-hormones-beat-lockdown-blues/
2020: GQ Magazine, UK: Article about my Conversation piece on Dopamine Fasting, June in print.
2020: Vogue Magazine, Vogue Australia: Interviewed about Dopamine Fasting, by Award Winning Science Journalist Fiona McDonald CEO of @ScienceAlert, 85.8K followers. Vogue Australia has ~1.5M readers per issue (print and social media) and ~1.5M facebook followers.
2020: Dr McCabe interviewed on reward and dopamine for a new health related book by award winning Journalist Maria Borelius
2020: New UROP research placement available in our lab see here: reading.ac.uk/internal/urop2020/archive/2020/detail.aspx?id=3132
2020: Dr Anna-Lena Frey our recent PhD graduate project manages new trials in Alzheimer's Research UK, discussed here by David Cameron
2020: Magazine, Marie Clare: Interviewed on Dopamine Fasting, Jan by Journalist Clare Thorp https://www.marieclaire.co.uk/life/health-fitness/dopamine-fasting-680083 Marie Clare magazine publishes editions in more than 35 countries on five continents and ~157K readers per issue.
2019: The Conversation: “Dopamine fasting: an expert reviews the latest craze in Silicon Valley” https://theconversation.com/dopamine-fasting-an-expert-reviews-the-latest-craze-in-silicon-valley-127646 published Nov 2019, ~136K readers.
2017: Radio, BBC Berkshire: Discussed Depression, Reward and Antidepressants. ~95K listeners.
2015: TV, BBC1: “The Truth about Sugar”, Ran an fMRI experiment with TV presenter Fiona Phillips and discussed the brains response to reward https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4LODsLHiNI initially ~4.5M viewers, and has been repeated many times and globally e.g. Australia.
2015: Radio, BBC Berkshire: Interviewed about Depression and the Neurobiology of Reward by presenter Anne Diamond, ~ 95K listeners.
2015: Magazine, Kerrang: “The Brain and Music as Reward” Interviewed at Reading Festival. ~446K readers per issue.
2015: Radio, BBC Berkshire: Interviewed by Phil Kennedy on Food Craving and the Brain. ~95K listeners.
2014: TV, BBC1: Inside Out, ran an fMRI experiment with presenter Jon Cuthill and discussed the brains reward response. ~3.3M viewers.
2014: Newspaper, The Reading Post: Article written about our work in Eating Disorders.
2014: TV, Channel 4, Dispatches: “Are you addicted to sugar?” Discussed our work with presenter Antony Barnett on chocolate reward and the brain https://www.tigeraspect.co.uk/series/factual-features/dispatches-addicted-sugar ~2.5M viewers, also repeated.
2013: TV, BBC1, “Britons Favourite Supermarket Foods”, Ran a reward experiment with presenter Cherry Healey and discussed brains response to chocolate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlnuceFNaBs ~4.7M viewers, also regularly repeated.
2013: Radio, BBC Berkshire: Discussed our work and new study on Eating disorders and the Reward system with Tony Blackburn. ~122K listeners.
2010: Newspaper, The Observer: “Why are Britons so sweet on chocolate?” article written about our work on chocolate reward https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/apr/04/britain-chocolate-jay-rayner ~160K readers an issue.
2007: Newspaper, The Telegraph: “Chocoholics like drug addicts, say scientists” article written about our work on chocolate reward https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1561486/Chocoholics-like-drug-addicts-say-scientists.html
2007: Newspaper, The Guardian: “Brain scans pinpoint how chocoholics are hooked” article written about our work on chocolate reward https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2007/aug/28/lifeandhealth.foodanddrink. ~1.02M readers an issue.
2006: Newspaper, The Seattle Times, USA: “Chocolate: Love at first bite — or sight” https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/chocolate-love-at-first-bite-8212-or-sight based on McCabe Biological Psychiatry poster on the Brain and Reward.
2006: Newspaper, The St Louis Post, USA: “Some people have chocolate on the brain” based on our Biological Psychiatry poster on the Brain and Reward.
2006: TV, NBC News, USA: “A chocolate heaven for anyone who's a fan!” https://www.today.com/food/chocolate-heaven-anyone-whos-fan-wbna15620540
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