Ask an Expert

Question of the Day

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.

Nora Volkow, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Addiction
Q I was curious about the idea of strengthening executive function to achieve better self-control. If someone with an addiction does this, will he/she need to continue this therapy for the rest of their life to prevent a relapse?
A The brain is an amazingly plastic organ: it can continue changing—for good... More >
Eric R. Kandel, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on alzheimer's
Q What are some of the major insights we have today about the aging brain and memory that we didn’t have 25 years ago?
A We have alot of new insights. To begin with, we know there are two major... More >