Science in Seconds: Attention-Grabbing Brain Research
Neuroscientist Timothy Spellman is focusing his attention on attention – and why it’s disrupted in a wide range of psychiatric and neurological diseases from schizophrenia to Alzheimer’s. His lab is using new experimental techniques that he designed to study the part of the brain that controls attention. By learning more about how the neural circuitry works in the prefrontal cortex, he hopes to develop treatments that will tame the disruptions. Learn more in our latest “Science in Seconds” video.