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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 What is the main difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?
A Dementia is a cognitive impairment that interferes with daily living and... More >
Eric R. Kandel, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on alzheimer's
Q I’ve recently read in the news about various preventative treatments for Alzheimer’s disease (e.g. , increasing Vitamin D intake to quitting smoking). Is there any truth to these? Do preventative treatments exist? What are they?
A There is no reason to believe that any of the recommendations that you... More >