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

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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Published on : 27 May 2014

Noisy brain signals: How the schizophrenic brain misinterprets the world

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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Published on : 02 Apr 2014

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

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

Published on : 22 Mar 2013

Eye movements reveal impaired reading in schizophrenia

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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Published on : 18 Feb 2013