Brain Matters

Joseph D. Buxbaum, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior scientific council member on autism
Joseph D. Buxbaum, Ph.D.
August 01, 2014
What are the greatest risk factors for autism? Are they genetic or environmental? If genetic, does the risk come from inherited mutations or from ones that...
Paul H. Patterson, Ph.D.
Paul H. Patterson, Ph.D.
July 30, 2014
The Foundation mourns the loss of a pioneer in neuroimmunology—the study of interactions between the nervous and immune systems and their links to mental...
Jacek Debiec, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on ptsd
Jacek Debiec, M.D., Ph.D.
July 28, 2014
One important way that children, including infants, learn how to respond to their environment—for instance, what is “safe” and what is “dangerous”—is by taking...
Fabio Macciardi, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Fabio Macciardi, M.D., Ph.D.
July 25, 2014
In schizophrenia, the hallucinations and delusions that make up psychosis are presumed to be driven by an imbalance in dopamine, a chemical messenger in the...
Gerard Clarke, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on anxiety
Gerard Clarke, Ph.D.
July 23, 2014
In recent years, scientific literature has exploded with articles about the role of the enormous population of bacteria that colonize the gastrointestinal...

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