Basic Research

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

Kevin S. LaBar, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research expert on ptsd
Kevin S. LaBar, Ph.D.
February 05, 2016
In people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), fear-associated brain circuits overreact to cues that are similar to—but not the same as—features of a...
Heather de Rivera/McCarroll Lab/Harvard, via Associated Press/via the New York Times
January 28, 2016
Exciting news reported today in Nature and featured in the New York Times points to one of the likely causes (among others) of schizophrenia in some people:...
Santhosh Girirajan, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Autism
Santhosh Girirajan, Ph.D.
January 20, 2016
Scientists have found that other disorders including intellectual disability can confuse the diagnosis of autism. This provides a possible explanation for at...
Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on bipolar disorder
Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D.
January 15, 2016
From The Quarterly, January 2016 Robert M.A. Hirschfeld, M.D., is a professor of clinical psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. Prior to joining Weill...
Noboru Hiroi, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Autism
Noboru Hiroi, Ph.D.
January 15, 2016
For an infant, crying is an effective form of communication, reliably summoning a parent in times of need. But new research in mice suggests that a genetic...


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