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colorful trachtography imaging of brain with schizophrenia
Fiber pathways in the brain are altered in schizophrenia, a mental illness in which patients may experience hallucinations, psychosis and depression. (Courtesy of Paul Thompson, Neda Jahanshad and Conor Corbin, USC Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute)

Schizophrenia found to disrupt the brain’s entire communication system

Wiring is frayed in more than just one region, according to a new international study — the largest analysis ever of white matter among people with a psychiatric disorder.

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Brain scan image
To understand how information is communicated throughout the brain, researchers at USC used multiple fluorescent-labeled dyes to trace the connections among all identified structures of the mouse brain. (Photo/Courtesy of Hong-Wei Dong, M.D., Ph.D., USC Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, MCP)

New brain map could lead to novel therapies for autism and Huntington’s disease

Brain connectivity atlas assists in the understanding of mental and neural disorders.