Basic Research

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

Sophia Frangou, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on bipolar disorder
Sophia Frangou, M.D., Ph.D.
March 03, 2017
Bipolar disorder’s effects on mood may stem from a suite of genetic risks which together cause brain circuit changes that increase vulnerability to the...
Bo Cao, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on bipolar disorder
Bo Cao, Ph.D.
February 28, 2017
In people with schizophrenia, the hippocampus, a part of the brain involved in memory and emotion, tends to shrink. Scientists have wondered whether this is...
Deborah S. Hasin, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on addiction
Deborah S. Hasin, Ph.D.
February 23, 2017
As marijuana use among U.S. adults doubled between 2011 and 2013 and 22 states legalized the drug for medical or recreational use, pregnant women are very much...
Britta Hahn, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior mental health expert on schizophrenia research
Britta Hahn, Ph.D.
February 22, 2017
People with schizophrenia show poor performance in a range of cognitive functions, and previous brain imaging studies have identified various abnormalities...
Cristina M. Alberini, Ph.D. - brain & behavior research expert on ptsd
Cristina M. Alberini, Ph.D.
February 13, 2017
Researchers have uncovered neural connections and molecular pathways that make fear memories stronger, according to a new study published in Nature...

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