Schizophrenia

  • Sohee Park

    Beautiful Minds

    Sohee Park’s research explores the impaired and enhanced abilities of the schizophrenic brain Sohee Park (John Russell/Vanderbilt) The “rubber hand illusion” is not a new scientific method, but Sohee Park has used it to make some groundbreaking discoveries about schizophrenia. RHI, which was discovered in 1998, is… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    New schizophrenia drug candidates entering prep for first-in-human testing

    The progression of new drug candidates for schizophrenia with partner Janssen Pharmaceutica is the latest evidence that a new collaborative model for drug discovery pioneered at Vanderbilt may help identify and develop innovative candidate drugs for treatment of major brain disorders. Read More

    Dec. 15, 2011

  • Rubber hand

    Putting the body back into the mind of schizophrenia

    A study using a procedure called the rubber hand illusion has found striking new evidence that people experiencing schizophrenia have a weakened sense of body ownership and has produced the first case of a spontaneous, out-of-body experience in the laboratory. Read More

    Oct. 31, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Information flow reduced in psychosis

    Bipolar depression and schizophrenia share patterns of changes in neurons that regulate information flow, new research shows. Read More

    Oct. 21, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Researchers strive to refill drug discovery ‘pipeline’

    Sohee Park’s research explores the impaired and enhanced abilities of the schizophrenic brain Sohee Park (John Russell/Vanderbilt) The “rubber hand illusion” is not a new scientific method, but Sohee Park has used it to make some groundbreaking discoveries about schizophrenia. RHI, which was discovered in 1998, is… Read More

    Oct. 3, 2011

  • Scientist and test tubes

    New drug-like molecules could improve schizophrenia treatment

    The discovery of new compounds that work in a fundamentally different way than those in existing schizophrenia medications may allow for more normal function of brain cells involved in schizophrenia. Read More

    Sep. 22, 2011

  • Drill seargent

    New insight into impulse control

    How the brain is wired to control impulsive behavior differs significantly from what psychologists have thought, new research finds. Read More

    Aug. 30, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Connecting the dots in schizophrenia

    Abnormalities of the hippocampus, a seahorse-shaped brain region involved in learning and memory, may play a role in the psychotic symptoms and cognitive deficits of schizophrenia. Read More

    Jul. 29, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Why people with schizophrenia may have trouble reading social cues

    Impairments in a brain area involved in social perception may help explain why individuals with schizophrenia have trouble reading social cues. Read More

    May. 24, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Neuroscience drug discovery center opens at Vanderbilt

    Vanderbilt University Medical Center has established a new Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery to accelerate research that may lead to new treatments for Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia and other disorders of the brain. Read More

    Mar. 11, 2011

  • Vanderbilt University

    Schizophrenics better at some memory tasks

    Sohee Park’s research explores the impaired and enhanced abilities of the schizophrenic brain Sohee Park (John Russell/Vanderbilt) The “rubber hand illusion” is not a new scientific method, but Sohee Park has used it to make some groundbreaking discoveries about schizophrenia. RHI, which was discovered in 1998, is… Read More

    Jan. 28, 2011

  • Pills

    How universities can help fill the “pipeline” with important new drugs

    Sohee Park’s research explores the impaired and enhanced abilities of the schizophrenic brain Sohee Park (John Russell/Vanderbilt) The “rubber hand illusion” is not a new scientific method, but Sohee Park has used it to make some groundbreaking discoveries about schizophrenia. RHI, which was discovered in 1998, is… Read More

    Jan. 27, 2011