Washington University School of Medicine


Brain Connectivity in Psychiatric Diseases

Innovate Psychiatry

Winter 2016

Psychiatrist Daniel Mamah and his colleagues mapped the structural connections in patients' brains and then fed the data into a computer to identify patterns of connectivity.The computer was able to sort most of the 47 patients into one of four groups.

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Exploring a new way to diagnose mental illness


February 18, 2015

The Human Connectome Project aims to identify the neural pathways that underlie brain function and behavior. Building on that work, a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is focused on understanding how those pathways differ in people with psychiatric illnesses.

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The Brain, in Exquisite Detail

The New York Times

January 06, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Deanna Barch talks fast, as if she doesn’t want to waste any time getting to the task at hand, which is substantial. She is one of the researchers here at Washington University working on the first interactive wiring diagram of the living, working human brain.

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The Human Connectome

Outlook, Washington University School of Medicine Magazine

October 2014

Effort to relate brain connectivity to individual capabilities will establish a new baseline for future studies.

WHAT MAKES US THINK AND FEEL AND REMEMBER? Why do people behave differently or have varied learning styles? What makes people unique? The answers can be found in the neural networks firing within our brains.

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