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Could cannabis use contribute to psychosis?

Researchers have found strong associations between the frequent use of highly potent cannabis and reports of first-time psychotic episodes.

Experiments with roundworms suggest alternatives for the treatment of schizophrenia

Researchers used C. elegans as an animal model to investigate the importance of certain human genes for the treatment of schizophrenia.

How attention helps the brain perceive an object

The ability of the brain to ignore extraneous visual information is critical to how we work and function, but the processes governing perception and attention are not fully understood. Scientists have long theorized that attention to a particular objec…

Diattenuation imaging: Promising imaging technique for brain research

A new imaging method provides structural information about brain tissue that was previously difficult to access. Diattenuation imaging allows researchers to differentiate, e.g., regions with many thin nerve fibers from regions with few thick nerve fibe…

Deep brain stimulation provides sustained relief for severe depression

Patients suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression can benefit not only acutely but also the long-term from deep brain stimulation.

Measuring differences in brain chemicals in people with mild memory problems

Using strong and targeted but noninvasive magnets at specific sites in the brains of people with and without mild learning and memory problems, researchers report they were able to detect differences in the concentrations of brain chemicals that transm…