As scientists move closer to understanding how the brain thinks, they're making strides toward finding what causes schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.
Charles, a 55-year-old with schizophrenia, sits motionless and alone in the vaultlike chamber of a Charlestown laboratory. He leans back on a low-slung chair, and the white maw of an imaging machine swallows his head like a dryer in an old-fashioned hair salon - only this one contains more than 300 sensors bathed in liquid helium. Wires run down his ... (Full article: 2704 words)
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