Brain and Behavior Research Foundation-Funded Study Provides Explanation for Why People with Schizophrenia Have Difficulty with Social Cues

Sohee Park, Ph.D.
Sohee Park, Ph.D.

Foundation Grantee Sohee Park, Ph.D., and colleagues at Vanderbilt University have discovered that impairments in a brain area involved in perception of social stimuli may be partly responsible for the difficulty schizophrenia patients have in understanding the actions of others.

The researchers found that a particular brain area, the posterior superior temporal sulcus or STS, appears to be implicated in this deficit.

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