Dynamic Brain Maps: Mapping Brain Changes in Schizophrenia

These animations show a spreading wave of gray matter loss, over a 5-year period, in teenagers with schizophrenia. Click on each image to play the movie [MPEG format, 1.9MB].


A copy of the full study is available here (Word .doc) and here (PDF).

Graphics related to the study can be found at http://www.loni.ucla.edu/~thompson/J/judy.html.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Article:

[1] Paul M. Thompson, Christine N. Vidal, Jay N. Giedd, Peter Gochman, Jonathan Blumenthal, Rob Nicolson, Arthur W. Toga, Judith L. Rapoport (2001). Mapping Adolescent Brain Change Reveals Dynamic Wave of Accelerated Gray Matter Loss in Very Early-Onset Schizophrenia, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, vol. 98, no. 20:11650-11655, September 25, 2001. [Word .doc (69 KB)] [PDF (61 KB)]


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    Paul Thompson, Ph.D. thompson@loni.ucla.edu
    Assistant Professor of Neurology
    UCLA Lab of Neuro-Imaging and Brain Mapping Division
    Dept. Neurology and Brain Research Institute
    4238 Reed Neurology, UCLA Medical Center
    710 Westwood Plaza
    Westwood, Los Angeles CA 90095-1769, USA.

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