Neuroscience News at Yale
Strittmatter succeeds Pietro De Camilli, MD, who elected not to seek a new term after six years as chair. Jessica Cardin, PhD, becomes interim vice chair, succeeding Sreeganga Chandra, PhD.
- September 09, 2021
The Yale Psychiatry Anti-Racism Task Force has spent the last 11 months working to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the department.
- August 30, 2021
Philip Corlett, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, and his research team working on a study that evaluates the impact of group song-making on hallucinations, recently reached one of the first milestones associated with the project: The first group of participants has released an EP of music created during its sessions.
- August 27, 2021Source: Verywell Health
Ketamine, the anesthetic and pain-relieving drug sometimes used for hallucinogenic effects, could revolutionize mental health care. Yet, how and why the drug relieves depression symptoms is still clouded in mystery."Like many advances in psychiatry, the clinical breakthrough occurred before we understood how it worked to alleviate depression," John H. Krystal, MD, Chair of the Yale Department of Psychiatry, told Verywell via email.
- July 22, 2021
As a newborn mammal opens its eyes for the first time, it can already make visual sense of the world around it. But how does this happen before they have experienced sight?
- June 21, 2021
Beginning in September 2021, Yale will lead a new study with an experimental implanted brain stimulator to improve consciousness during seizures.
- May 19, 2021
Four Yale Department of Psychiatry researchers are recipients of 2021 Kavli Innovative Research Awards.
- May 04, 2021Source: NPR
Marina Picciotto, PhD, Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and Professor in the Child Study Center, of Neuroscience and of Pharmacology, spoke to Minnesota Public Radio about the effects of vaping on the teen brain.
- April 19, 2021Source: Medicine@Yale
Meticulous preparation leads to investigation of what makes us human.
- April 12, 2021Source: YaleNews
While researchers have known about the mental health costs of chronic stress, they say this situation is unique because during the pandemic people have also lost many of the social connections and outlets needed to help manage their stress loads.