The Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center

The Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center was founded in 2001. The mission of the Center is to be at the forefront of neuroscience research in brain disorders.

Techniques employed by Center faculty include functional, structural, and spectroscopic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electrophysiology (EEG, ERPs), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). To accomplish brain imaging objectives, the Center utilizes a research-dedicated 3T Siemens Allegra Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine.

The Center staff includes Drs. Godfrey Pearlson (Director), David Glahn, Michal Assaf, and Michael Stevens.

The Center faculty have research interests in many aspects of cognitive function, including normal aging, working and long term memory, error monitoring, language, and attention. We examine these cognitive processes depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease, manic-depressive illness, and drug abuse.

The creation of the Center was made possible by a substantial bequest from the estate of Ruth C. and Phillip F. Holton and very generous funding from the Yanner and Olin families. The Center is supported by a number of grants from the National Institute of Health, (NIMH, NINDS, NIA and NIDA) that amount to several million dollars.

The Center staff also provides mentorship and training for university undergraduates and graduates, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows.

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