New research on cities’ impact on human brain presented at World Health Summit

24 October 2012

An interdisciplinary discussion on mental health in cities took place between neuroscientists, psychiatrists and urban specialists at the World Health Summit in Berlin on 21 October 2012. Jointly organised by the Alfred Herrhausen Society, LSE Cities and the World Health Summit, new research by the Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim, the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at CCM, Charité, Berlin and LSE Cities was presented at a major international conference on public health and global well-being sponsored by the governments of Germany and France. Leading neuroscientists and researchers Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg and Andreas Heinz joined LSE Cities’ Ricky Burdett and Charité’s Mazda Adli to present new data on the effects of cities on the human brain that describe the social and spatial determinants of mental health in cities across the world. For more information see the