Researchers studying a protein that is strongly linked to the psychiatric disorder are the first to determine the protein’s function, tracing it to a structure in the hippocampus called the dentate gyrus. [3½ min read]
As the British writer and philosopher Aldous Huxley famously noted, “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” USC Dornsife psychologists examine how our minds perceive the world around us — and how those perceptions can vary from reality.
A pioneer in the study of perinatal risk factors for crime and schizophrenia, Sarnoff Mednick demonstrated that crime has a genetic component.
USC Dornsife Professor of Psychology Michael Dawson is developing an early warning system that could help prevent schizophrenics from experiencing psychotic episodes.
The prestigious award will allow the psychologist to spend a year in Armenia studying cognitive functions of schizophrenia.