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Finding Genius Podcast

Mar 17, 2023

In this episode, we chat with Fabio Ferrarelli, MD, Ph.D., an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Sleep and Schizophrenia Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. With years of experience in his field, Fabio is interested in gaining a better understanding of the neurobiological, cognitive, and social dysfunctions of psychotic disorders – specifically conditions such as schizophrenia.

By examining the biomarkers of schizophrenia and related disorders, Fabio is on a mission to characterize the changes in neuronal circuits and mechanisms that affect neuroplasticity, learning, and memory of the human brain. What has he found? You may be surprised…

Join the conversation to hear Fabio discuss:

  • The physiological mechanisms that contribute to mental disorders.
  • What schizophrenia is, and how scientists diagnose it.
  • How cognitive function is impacted by schizophrenia and related disorders. 
  • What a “psychotic break” looks like, and things that can trigger one. 
  • What scientists are trying to improve in schizophrenia.

To learn more about Fabio Ferrarelli and his research, click here now!

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