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image: Infographic: Structure of the Perineuronal Net

Infographic: Structure of the Perineuronal Net

By Daniela Carulli | April 1, 2018

See the web of proteins that make up these neuronal wrappings.

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The neuronal coverings that mediate synaptic changes are involved in everything from memory to psychiatric disorders, affecting autism, Alzheimer’s, and addiction.

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Studies Yield Clues to Roots of Gulf War Illness

By Shawna Williams | November 13, 2017

Presentations at the Society for Neuroscience meeting point to changes in neurons and connectivity between brain regions as potential components of the enigmatic condition.

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How Microbes May Influence Our Behavior

By Amy Lewis | September 1, 2017

Researchers are piecing together the links between the gut microbiome and mental health.

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image: Different Brains, Similar Wiring

Different Brains, Similar Wiring

By Tanya Lewis | July 22, 2016

The brains of primates and mice follow the same exponential rule of connectivity, according to a study.

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The same genes can make people more sensitive to their experiences, “for better of for worse,” psychologists argue.

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Zika Update

By Kerry Grens | February 19, 2016

Virus found in amniotic fluid; scientists consider links to mental illness, global warming, dengue, and Guillain-Barré syndrome

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Book Excerpt from NeuroLogic

By Eliezer J. Sternberg | January 1, 2016

In the introduction to the book, author Eliezer J. Sternberg illustrates what can happen when the brain’s processing centers are damaged.

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Logically Illogical

By Eliezer J. Sternberg | January 1, 2016

The most bizarre behaviors often make perfect sense in the minds of the mentally ill.

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NIMH Head Leaves

By Kerry Grens | September 16, 2015

Thomas Insel, the director for the National Institute of Mental Health, will work for Google Life Sciences on the prevention and detection of mental diseases.

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