Basic Research

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

Shih-Chieh Lin, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on adhd
Shih-Chieh Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
November 02, 2015
Quickly halting an in-progress action that turns out to be inappropriate for a particular time and place relies on a cognitive function known as inhibitory...
Catalina Betancur, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Autism
Catalina Betancur, M.D., Ph.D.
October 30, 2015
Researchers studying people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have uncovered rare mutations in a gene involved in brain cell communication.  As...
Alexandre G. Dayer, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Depression
Alexandre G. Dayer, M.D.
October 20, 2015
In a study of mice, researchers have found that the positioning of brain cells is affected by early-life impairment of the system that regulates serotonin — a...
Yvette I. Sheline, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on PTSD
Yvette I. Sheline, M.D.
October 16, 2015
Anxiety and depression symptoms in major depression and post-traumatic stress disorder reflect abnormal connections to the same emotion center in the brain,...
Steven J. Siegel, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Depression
Steven J. Siegel, M.D., Ph.D.
October 13, 2015
Ketamine, an anesthetic that is being tested as a fast-acting antidepressant, causes delayed social development and changes in brain function that last into...

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