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Breakdown of brain's visual networks linked to mental illness
May 9, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Brain regions that help process what we see may play a key role in mental health. Duke University researchers used brain imaging to identify patterns of brain connectivity -- the ability of brain regions to talk to each other -- that affect a person's likelihood for developing common forms of mental illness. They found that risk of mental illness increases when the visual cortex struggles to communicate with brain networks responsible for focus and introspection.Full Story
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