On this episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, reporter Dennis Shaffer looks into research into mapping the schizophrenic brain by various brain imaging technologies. Longtime PNM volunteer Mark Young died from schizophrenia in November 2012. But in December 2010 he did a show on this topic with UW-Madison clinical psychiatrist Michael Peterson and research assistant Fabio Ferrarelli. Now at the University of Pittsburgh, Fabio discusses progress in the research. They now have a pretty good idea the parts of the brain that are effected by schizophrenia, and how the circuits or connections function. One focus area is to learn how schizophrenia first occurs in young adults and adolescents. A breakthrough in this area could lead to possible prevention. So, I hope you enjoy the show!
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