About Us

Welcome to the MSU Clinical Neuroscience Lab! We are part of the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University.

The goal of our lab is to understand the cognitive and biological mechanisms of psychotic disorders, with a focus on schizophrenia. We are particularly interested in understanding how brain function is related to cognitive and social difficulties, psychotic symptoms (like hallucinations and delusions) and more generally to the subjective experience of individuals who have been diagnosed with psychotic disorders. A deeper understanding of symptoms and their mechanisms hold the promise to lead to more targeted and effective treatment options.
About Us

Recent News

  • New Findings of Altered Thalamocortical Connectivity in Individuals Diagnosed with Schizophrenia and Healthy Siblings Accepted for Publication

    Our manuscript entitled, ‘Altered thalamocortical structural connectivity in persons with schizophrenia and healthy siblings’ was accepted at the NeuroImage: Clinical. In this paper, we show that people diagnosed with schizophrenia have reduced thalamo-prefrontal connectivity and increased thalamo-motor connectivity. Healthy participants who have a sibling diagnosed with schizophrenia also have reduced thalamo-prefrontal connectivity, but no alteration in thalamo-motor connectivity. These findings have […]

  • Graduate students awarded grants from the MSU College of Social Science

    Fourth year graduate student Beier Yao is awarded with The College of Social Science Research Scholars Award & Kenneth E. and The Marie J. Corey Research Endowment Award. First year graduate student Dom Roberts awarded with the College of Social Science Early Start Research Grant. Congratulations to Dom and Beier and thank you to The College […]

  • Students with Schizophrenia founder Cecilia McGough visits MSU

    Founder and President of Students with Schizophrenia Cecilia McGough and fellow advocate and talented musician Rivky Grossman visited MSU. They met with researchers and clinicians in the MSU and broader mental health communities and took part in Embrace the Rain, a student-led event on campus, which centers around sharing experiences with mental health in an effort […]