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Timing is everything: scientists control rapid re-wiring of brain circuits using patterned visual stimulation

Tue, 2014-05-27 10:39

In a new study, published in this week’s issue of the journal Science, researchers show for the first time how the brain re-wires and fine-tunes its connections differently depending on the relative timing of sensory stimuli. In most neuroscience textbooks today, there is a widely held model that explains how nerve circuits might refine their connectivity based on patterned firing of brain cells, but it has not previously been directly observed in real time.

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Noisy brain signals: How the schizophrenic brain misinterprets the world

Wed, 2014-04-02 10:15

People with schizophrenia often misinterpret what they see and experience in the world. New research provides insight into the brain mechanisms that might be responsible for this misinterpretation.

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Paper by Dr. Eric Latimer published in the April issue of "Clinical Schizophrenia & Related Psychoses"

Fri, 2013-03-22 15:06

Underprescribing of Clozapine and Unexplained Variation in Use Across Hospitals and Regions in the Canadian Province of Québec

Clinical guidelines recommend a trial of clozapine for schizophrenia patients who are refractory to other antipsychotics; its benefits for this population, including a reduction in suicide rates, have been documented in numerous studies.   This paper uses Québec government administrative data (RAMQ and Med-Echo) to show tha

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Eye movements reveal impaired reading in schizophrenia

Findings could help in early detection and intervention for people with the illness
Mon, 2013-02-18 13:46

A study of eye movements in schizophrenia patients provides new evidence of impaired reading fluency in individuals with the mental illness.

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Psychiatry Grand Rounds: The Evolving Landscape of Neurobiology & Pharmacotherapy in Schizophrenia

Fri, 2012-10-26 11:00 - 12:30
Allan Memorial Inst. Hospital : South Seminar Room P1.082, 1025 avenue des Pins Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A1

We are pleased to present

 

HENRY NASRALLAH, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience,

University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

 

The title of the presentation is:

 

THE EVOLVING LANDSCAPE OF NEUROBIOLOGY & PHARMACOTHERAPY IN SCHIZOPHRENIA

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Contact: Tawfik Said, M.D., Co-ordinator, Psychiatry
Organization: MUHC
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Office Phone: 514-934-1934 ext. 34588
Source Site: /psychiatry