Many forms of vision loss stem from a common source: impaired communication between the eye and the brain. And at the root of that communication are hundreds of proteins generated by the retina’s nerve cells. A new study examines these proteins in unprecedented detail, providing surprising new insights into how visual signals are distributed to different regions of the brain.
This NIMH-sponsored symposium will bring together experts in basic and translational neuroscience to discuss the state of the field and identify opportunities to advance our understanding of how the cerebellum contributes to cognition, emotion, and social behavior in both healthy and psychiatric populations.– by National Institute of Mental Health
In observance of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Dr. Jane Pearson, chair of the Suicide Research Consortium in the Division of Services and Intervention Research at the National Institute of Mental Health, will answer questions from the public about the latest suicide prevention research in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event on Thursday, September 5, 2019.– by National Institute of Mental Health
Scientific Meeting » Webinar – Let’s Play Ball: How Sex and Gender Effects Influence Sports Involvement, Hippocampal Volume, and Depressive Symptoms in Children
Dr. Deanna Barch will describe how sports involvement interacted with sex to predict depressive symptoms, and also how sports involvement was positively correlated with hippocampal volume in both boys and girls. Moreover, these relationships held even when correcting for family income, maternal education, race, ethnicity, age, and total brain volume. Dr. Barch’s findings will help illuminate a potential neural mechanism for the impact of exercise on the developing brain and the differential effects in girls versus boys.– by National Institute of Mental Health