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.
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Recent News

  • MSU Clinical Neuroscience Lab undergrads present at UURAF 2019

              Alyssa Dinkins and Jessica Fattal both presented their work at the MSU’s University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). Congrats on their great work! In addition, Jessica Fattal’s project has been selected as the first-place recipient for her category’s section! All first-place recipients will be recognized at the UURAF Awards […]

  • New Findings of Reduced Thalamo-Frontal Connectivity in Individuals Diagnosed with Schizophrenia Accepted for Publication

    Our manuscript entitled, ‘Structural thalamo-frontal hypoconnectivity is related to oculomotor corollary discharge dysfunction in schizophrenia,’ was accepted at the Journal of Neuroscience. In this paper, we show that people diagnosed with schizophrenia have reduced structural connectivity in a specific brain pathway found to transmit sensorimotor prediction signals in nonhuman primates. Such reduced connectivity was associated […]

  • MSU Clinical Neuroscience Lab Participates in NAMIWalks 2018

    For this year’s Mental Illness Awareness Week, our lab showed our support by attending this year’s NAMIWalks on Saturday, October 13th, at Davenport University in Grand Rapids, MI. Each NAMIWalks is a 5K event that raises awareness and funds for NAMI organizations across the country. If you would like to learn more information on NAMI […]