Basic Research

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

Rachel Marsh, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on ocd
Rachel Marsh, Ph.D.
February 23, 2015
A recent study has found that people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) may have altered functioning of certain parts of the brain’s reward-based...
Elaine Setiawan, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Elaine Setiawan, Ph.D.
February 19, 2015
Research conducted by Elaine Setiawan, Ph.D., a 2013 NARSAD Young Investigator grantee, and her colleagues provides the first evidence of a link between...
Ryan Yuen, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on autism & genomes
Ryan Yuen, Ph.D.
February 10, 2015
Researchers have been saying for many years that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a highly complex group of related conditions. A new study adds an important...
Georgia E. Hodes, Ph.D - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Georgia E. Hodes, Ph.D
February 09, 2015
It’s well established that people who react strongly to stress may be at higher risk for depression and other stress-related disorders. Now, new research...
Kevin Spencer, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on schziophrenia
Kevin Spencer, Ph.D.
February 05, 2015
A new study has found that abnormal brain activity in people with schizophrenia mirrors similar irregular activity seen in animal models of the disorder. The...

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