Jeanne Paz

Study could help explain link between seizures and psychiatric disorders

Cells related to seizures, schizophrenia, and ADHD all found in the same region of the brain

Gladstone scientists, led by senior investigator Jeanne Paz, showed that a region of the brain called the reticular thalamus is mainly composed of two different types of neurons, contrary to what was previously believed. The interaction between these two types of neurons could help explain the presence of seizures in patients with schizophrenia, dementia and some forms of autism. More …