Basic Research

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

Conor Liston, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research expert on schizophrenia
Conor Liston, M.D., Ph.D.
April 12, 2016
Anhedonia, or the inability to feel pleasure or enjoyment, is a key symptom in several mental illnesses including major depression and schizophrenia. This...
Christoph Kellendonk, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on mental illness
Christoph Kellendonk, Ph.D.
April 05, 2016
Researchers are investigating the possibility that infections during pregnancy increase the likelihood that the fetus will develop into a person who will have...
David Feifel, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on adhd
David Feifel, M.D., Ph.D.
March 29, 2016
Several observational studies have suggested a possible link between children’s “screen time” in front of electronic media and the likelihood of developing...
Jayeeta Basu, Ph.D. - brain & behavior expert on ptsd
Jayeeta Basu, Ph.D.
March 28, 2016
Scientists have uncovered a new layer of regulation in the brain that helps to control activity in the hippocampus, the center of memory and learning. The...
John R. Kelsoe, M.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on bipolar disorder
John R. Kelsoe, M.D.
March 22, 2016
Lithium is a first-line treatment for bipolar disorder. But it only works well for about one-third of patients. The variation in response is partly due to...

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