Busy brain hubs go awry in disorders, study suggests

Schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s and other diseases target connection centers

By Laura Sanders, 15:08 PM June 26, 2014

In the brain, a handful of bustling hubs routinely handle heavy volumes of messages. In many cases, these key transit centers and the brain areas affected by brain disorders are one and the same, scientist report June 19 in Brain.    

The results highlight the importance of studying connections between nerve cells as well as discrete brain regions, an approach that may reveal a deeper understanding of the human mind (SN: 2/22/14, p. 22), says Nicolas Crossley, a neuroscientist at King’s Colleg...

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