Basic Research

- to understand what happens in the brain to cause mental illness

Vinod Menon, Ph.D., professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Stanford University School of Medicine, an autism expert
Vinod Menon, Ph.D.
June 21, 2013
  It has been known for more than fifty years that children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often appear indifferent to human voices, but it has not been...
John A. Gray, M.D., Ph.D., of University of California, San Francisco, Expert on Schizophrenia
John A. Gray, M.D., Ph.D.
June 20, 2013
Though the underlying causes of schizophrenia are poorly understood, there is a growing body of research implicating abnormalities in the function of NMDARs (N...
NARSAD Grantee Kirsty Spalding, Ph.D. from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, Expert on depression and brain research
Kirsty Spalding, Ph.D.
June 18, 2013
It was believed for a long time that the human brain didn’t change much once mature. That belief has been turned on its head over the course of the past...
Melissa R. Warden, Ph.D., of Stanford University, expert on schizophrenia
Melissa R. Warden, Ph.D.
June 10, 2013
A team of neuroscientists, including NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Melissa R. Warden, Ph.D., of Stanford University, devised new analytical methods to...
Kirsty Spalding, Ph.D., expert on brain research and brain plasticity
Kirsty Spalding, Ph.D.
June 06, 2013
In 2013, NARSAD Grantee Kirsty Spalding, Ph.D., and team at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, used an innovative methodology to identify the “...

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