Basic Research

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

Cameron Carter, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Schizophrenia
Cameron Carter, M.D.
November 20, 2015
Researchers have used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to gain new insights into the changes in memory and brain function associated with...
Michael O’Donovan, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Schizophrenia
Dr. Michael O’Donovan
November 06, 2015
Scientists who comprehensively analyzed patient data to test two different models for how schizophrenia might arise have concluded it is caused by multiple...
Shih-Chieh Lin, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on adhd
Shih-Chieh Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
November 02, 2015
Quickly halting an in-progress action that turns out to be inappropriate for a particular time and place relies on a cognitive function known as inhibitory...
Catalina Betancur, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Autism
Catalina Betancur, M.D., Ph.D.
October 30, 2015
Researchers studying people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have uncovered rare mutations in a gene involved in brain cell communication.  As...
Alexandre G. Dayer, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Depression
Alexandre G. Dayer, M.D.
October 20, 2015
In a study of mice, researchers have found that the positioning of brain cells is affected by early-life impairment of the system that regulates serotonin — a...


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