MSU Clinical Neuroscience Lab present at the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology in Buffalo, NY.

Graduate students Beier Yao and Dom Roberts and lab director Katy Thakkar attended the annual meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology in Buffalo, NY. Beier presented her new work asking whether corollary discharge abnormalities are specific to schizophrenia or are present in individuals with bipolar disorder with a history of psychosis. Katy presented […]

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 […]

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 2018

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 the […]

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 […]

Lab Receives New Grant to Study Disruptions in a Sense of Self in Individuals Experiencing Psychosis

Our lab recently received a $1.5 million dollar grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to understand why individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder experience psychosis. More specifically, we are testing whether faulty signaling between regions of the brain that are involved in producing movement and regions of the brain involved in sensation. […]