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Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on schizophrenia
October 22, 2013

Though the programs that will be funded by the BRAIN initiative have not yet been determined, the best way to contribute along those lines would be to explore nearby academic neuroscience research centers, like those at universities, where there are (and will be) many carefully designed and exciting research studies involving human brain scanning and mapping and where volunteer subjects are very much appreciated.

Eric R. Kandel, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on alzheimer's
Q I am a 78 year old woman with short term memory loss that’s gotten worse (e.g., forgetting my keys, forgetting words in mid-sentence, etc.). Am I destined to a future of dementia or even Alzheimer’s?
A This seems, on the face of it, to be characteristic of what is called 'age... More >
Eric R. Kandel, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on alzheimer's
Q What is the main difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?
A Dementia is a cognitive impairment that interferes with daily living and... More >