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

  • New Findings of Reduced Visual Adaptation in Individuals High in Schizotypal Traits Accepted for Publication

    Our manuscript entitled, ‘Altered short-term neural plasticity related to schizotypal traits: Evidence from visual adaptation’ was accepted in Schizophrenia Research. In this paper, we show that individuals high in schizophrenia-like traits show evidence for reduced adaptation in the visual system. These findings are suggestive of altered short-term plasticity being related to schizotypal traits, which may have […]

  • MSU Clinical Neuroscience Lab undergrads present at UURAF

      Aakash Dave, Jessica Fattal, Mitchell Isaacs, and Han Wang presented their work at the MSU’s University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). Congrats on their great work! In addition, Mitchell Isaacs and Jessica Fattal’s shared project has been selected as the first-place recipient for their category’s section! All first-place recipients will be recognized at […]

  • New Findings of Pupil Responses in Individuals Diagnosed in Schizophrenia Accepted for Publication

    Our manuscript entitled, ‘Reduced pupil dilation during action preparation in schizophrenia’ was accepted at the International Journal of Psychophysiology. In this paper, we show that individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia show less dilation of the pupil as they are preparing to respond. Less dilation was associated with more difficulties in motivation and less interest in social […]