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By On July 13th, 2015

Electrical Stimulation Helps Improves Cognition In Individuals With Schizophrenia

According to a new study from Vanderbilt University, individuals with schizophrenia show improved cognition after receiving mild electrical stimulation to the brain. Specifically, after receiving a small zap, the participants in the study were able to recognize recent errors and make appropriate corrections in ways individuals without the condition can. Schizophrenia is characterized by poor…

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By On July 8th, 2015

Schizophrenia Linked To Decreased Volume In Regions Of The Brain

A new study may offer clues into how schizophrenia develops in the brain and how it may respond to treatment, according to findings published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. The collaborative international study shows individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia may have smaller brain regions than individuals without mental illness. For the study, scientists from over a…

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By On May 15th, 2015

Abnormal Brain Wiring May Contribute To Schizophrenia Symptoms

For years, it has been apparent that the symptoms of schizophrenia may be partially explained by abnormal connectivity in the brain. Now, in the first study of its kind, researchers at Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) have used Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) to show that the brains of younger individuals who show only…

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By On December 1st, 2014

Brain Network May Leave Us Vulnerable To Schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s Disease

New research published recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests the brain has a weak spot for disease which leaves us vulnerable to conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Using magnetic resonance imaging, the team from the University of Oxford evaluated the brain structure in 484 healthy people between the ages…

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