Neuronal branches become tangled in mice lacking Pcdh genes, leading to signs of depression or sensory deficits when specific genes are absent, studies find.
Zuckerman Institute neuroscientists have developed a new tool that sheds light on how neurons guide behavior.
Researchers describe a cellular circuit that helps the brain remember which environments are safe and which are harmful--and what can happen when that circuitry is disrupted.
A P&S research team has found that deficits seen in schizophrenia may be due to a decrease in the number of inhibitory neurons within the brain's memory center.
Increased connectivity in the brain's default mode network is a potential precursor, or biomarker, indicating a risk of developing major depressive disorder.
P&S researcher Dritan Agalliu, PhD, finds pathway by which recurrent strep infections may lead to autoimmune psychiatric disorders.