The study of schizotypy is one of the important areas for clinical psychology and psychiatry, personality, clinical medicine, affective and cognitive neuroscience, and biological science and genetics. The schizotypy construct has served not only as a conceptual guide for understanding the phenotypic and clinical variability associated with schizophrenia-spectrum vulnerability but also for understanding phenotypic complexity across clinical and subclinical groups. This special issue aims to tackle these issues and covers specifically the cardinal methodological lenses of studying schizotypy, including clinical, biological, neuroscientific, and experimental. One of the highlights of this special issue is a call for an international data-sharing in schizotypy research. It will serve as a collective meant to leverage open-source platform technology, big data informatics and analytics, and genetic, deep phenotypic, self-report and clinical data for understanding schizotypy. The database will be run jointly by the International Consortium on Schizotypy Research. Dr. Raymond Chan from Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory and CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology is serving as the foundation member for this consortium.
The 2017 International Consortium on Schizotypy Research Conference was co-organized and hosted by the CAS Key Laboratory of Mental Health, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Louisiana State University and University of Geneva in Beijing during June 19-20 2017. Dr. Raymond Chan，Prof. Martin Debbané from University of Geneva and Prof. Alex Cohen from Louisiana State University were the co-chairs of this conference.
The special issue is now available online from Schizophrenia Bulletin
Crossing Borders in Schizotypy Research: 2017 Beijing International Conference. Schizophrenia Bulletin, Volume 44, Issue suppl_2, November 2018 (https://academic.oup.com/schizophreniabulletin/issue)