NARSAD Grantees Make Breakthrough to Improve Cognition in Schizophrenia

Karuna Subramaniam, Ph.D.
Karuna Subramaniam, Ph.D.

NARSAD Grantees from the University of California, San Francisco demonstrate that brain training, specifically in processes such as auditory and visual processing and emotional identification, can vastly improve the cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia. NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee, Sophia Vinogradov, M.D. led researchers at UCSF including NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Karuna Subramaniam, Ph.D. who administered the testing. The importance of this work is that it demonstrates that behavioral manifestations of schizophrenia, including cognitive and social functioning deficits, and the underlying neural dysfunction, can be improved with well-designed computerized cognitive training.

Read more at the Schizophrenia Research Forum

Read the original scientific article from Neuron

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