Basic Research

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

Amelia J. Eisch, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on mental illness
Amelia J. Eisch, Ph.D.
April 27, 2015
Using a mouse model, scientists have found that preventing the abnormal growth of new neurons reduces the severity of epileptic seizures and memory deficits...
Bo Li, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Bo Li, Ph.D.
April 24, 2015
For some years, scientists have had evidence that in schizophrenia, communication between the brain’s PFC, or prefrontal cortex (the seat of higher cognitive...
Juan R. Bustillo, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Juan R. Bustillo, M.D.
April 10, 2015
A new study using brain imaging shows that people with schizophrenia have abnormalities in their white matter that correlate with psychosis, as well as...
Nathan A. Fox, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on mental illness
Nathan A. Fox, Ph.D.
April 07, 2015
A new study of Romanian orphans confined to institutions reveals that early social and emotional neglect leads to compromises in development of the brain’s...
Aristotle Voineskos, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Aristotle Voineskos, Ph.D.
April 06, 2015
A new study suggests that the neural networks (connections between brain areas) in people with a particular subtype of schizophrenia differ significantly...

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