Basic Research

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

NARSAD Grantee Kirsty Spalding, Ph.D. from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, Expert on depression and brain research
Kirsty Spalding, Ph.D.
June 18, 2013
It was believed for a long time that the human brain didn’t change much once mature. That belief has been turned on its head over the course of the past...
Melissa R. Warden, Ph.D., of Stanford University, expert on schizophrenia
Melissa R. Warden, Ph.D.
June 10, 2013
A team of neuroscientists, including NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Melissa R. Warden, Ph.D., of Stanford University, devised new analytical methods to...
Kirsty Spalding, Ph.D., expert on brain research and brain plasticity
Kirsty Spalding, Ph.D.
June 06, 2013
In 2013, NARSAD Grantee Kirsty Spalding, Ph.D., and team at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, used an innovative methodology to identify the “...
Nancy Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., University of Iowa, Expert on Schizophrenia
Nancy Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D.
June 06, 2013
Substantial evidence suggests that patients with schizophrenia have, on average, smaller volumes in several brain areas such as the frontal lobes, and that...
Olivier J. Manzoni, Ph.D., of INSERM, expert on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety disorders
Olivier J. Manzoni, Ph.D.
June 04, 2013
Researchers commonly use fear extinction as the main line of treatment for anxiety disorders. Extinction therapy aims to train the patient to distinguish non-...

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