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Inability to Integrate Reward Information Contributes to Undervalued Rewards in Schizophrenia

by Neuroscience News

People with schizophrenia have a hard time integrating information about a reward–the size of the reward and the probability of receiving it–when assessing its value, according to a study inBiological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. The inability to integrate the two factors correlated with more severe motivational deficits, suggesting that the impairment may contribute to decreased value placed on a reward, and thus reduced motivation to complete the task required to receive it.

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Genetic Discovery Provides New Insight Into Cognitive Disorders

by Heather E. Ball, Neuroscience News

Findings published in Molecular Psychiatry could ultimately lead to new treatments for disorders such as schizophrenia and ADHD

An international team of scientists, led by Todd Lencz, PhD, professor at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, have unlocked some of the genes responsible for cognitive ability. Continue reading Genetic Discovery Provides New Insight Into Cognitive Disorders