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  • Blog Post » RDoC: Outcomes to Causes and Back
    by Joshua Gordon on June 21, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    In the second of two director’s messages on RDoC, Dr. Gordon talks about the role of computational psychiatry in the effort to understand the brain processes underlying behavior and mental disorders. […]

  • Science News » Neuroimaging technique may help...
    by Linda Huynh on June 15, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging (fcMRI) may predict which high-risk, 6-month old infants will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) by age 2 years. […]

  • Video » NIMH Institutional Training (T32)...
    by National Institute of Mental Health on June 13, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    This March 29, 2017 NIMH informational webinar on T32 applications may be a useful resource in preparing applications. […]

  • Science News » Brain Circuit Tweak Wins Her...
    by Jules Asher on June 12, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    For the first time, neuroscientists have boosted a female rodent’s partnering with a male by stimulating connectivity of a brain reward circuit. Understanding the circuitry of such affiliative behaviors may lead to improved treatments for social impairment in severe mental disorders, such as […]

  • Blog Post » The Future of RDoC
    by Joshua Gordon on June 4, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    In the first of two messages, Dr. Gordon shares his thoughts on NIMH’s Research Domain Criteria (RDoC), and discusses how we might be able to use big data approaches to enhance this research framework in the future. […]

  • Science News » Connections Strengthen Within...
    by Jules Asher on May 31, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    As we grow up, our brain’s specialized networks become more structurally segregated, contributing to improved executive functioning. These densely interconnected “modules” process information for key functions that underlie development of mental control and self-regulation. […]

  • Science News » Pediatrics-based Brief Therapy...
    by NIMH Press Office on May 30, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    A streamlined behavioral therapy delivered in a pediatrics practice offered much greater benefit to youth with anxiety and depression than a more standard referral to mental health care with follow-up in a clinical trial comparing the two approaches. […]

  • Science News » NIMH Grantee Wins One of...
    by Jules Asher on May 30, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    NIMH grantee Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., of Stanford University, has been awarded one of science’s most generous prizes. A German foundation presented the inventor of technologies that are transforming neuroscience with its 4 million euros Fresenius Prize. […]

  • Concept Clearance » Explainable Artificial...
    by National Institute of Mental Health on May 24, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    The goal of this initiative is to solicit applications in the area of eXplainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) applied to NIMH’s mental health priorities. Current machine learning approaches focus on classifying and predicting brain and behavioral signals but their solutions still remain […]

  • Concept Clearance » Rare Genetic Syndromes as a...
    by National Institute of Mental Health on May 24, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    This initiative would foster collaborative and coordinated efforts to characterize the underlying genetic architecture of diverse neuropsychiatric phenotypes within and across rare genetic syndromes and identify the shared genetic risk with idiopathic neuropsychiatric disorders. […]

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