Schizophrenia Advances in Neural Circuitry

Hiroyuki Kato, Ph.D.

UNC Department of Psychiatry

Associate Professor
Associate Professor, UNC Neuroscience Center

Schizophrenic patients can suffer from hallucinations, delusions, disordered thinking, and auditory hallucination, or “hearing voices.”

Funded by the Foundation of Hope, Dr. Kato and his research team identified critical frontal cortex mechanisms and neural circuitry that cause hypersensitivity to auditory cues.

This discovery will likely identify important new therapeutic targets for a variety of neuropsychiatric illnesses, including schizophrenia and autism.