Basic Research

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

Deborah S. Hasin, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on addiction
Deborah S. Hasin, Ph.D.
February 23, 2017
As marijuana use among U.S. adults doubled between 2011 and 2013 and 22 states legalized the drug for medical or recreational use, pregnant women are very much...
Britta Hahn, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior mental health expert on schizophrenia research
Britta Hahn, Ph.D.
February 22, 2017
People with schizophrenia show poor performance in a range of cognitive functions, and previous brain imaging studies have identified various abnormalities...
Cristina M. Alberini, Ph.D. - brain & behavior research expert on ptsd
Cristina M. Alberini, Ph.D.
February 13, 2017
Researchers have uncovered neural connections and molecular pathways that make fear memories stronger, according to a new study published in Nature...
Martin P. Paulus, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research expert on Addiction
Martin P. Paulus, M.D.
February 07, 2017
Neuroimaging data can improve the performance of a model that aims to predict if a child will begin moderate to heavy drinking by the time he or she reaches...
Eric J. Nestler, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Addiction
Eric J. Nestler, M.D.
February 03, 2017
Changes in hormone levels alter the way the female brain responds to cocaine during different phases of the estrous cycle in mice (equivalent to the menstrual...

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