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The most life-threatening of all psychiatric disorders is anorexia nervosa. Caltech neuroscientist Cindy Hagan is searching for detectable differences in brain structure and function that could help doctors identify early warning signs of the disorder, and help patients sustain or regain health.
Imagine if you were paralyzed and unable to communicate. Your loved ones and doctors would have no way of knowing whether you felt at peace or were suffering. Currently, brain scans could not tell us how you feel. Ralph Adolphs (PhD ’93) would like to change that.
Caltech dedicated the newly renovated Ronald and Maxine Linde Hall of Mathematics and Physics on January 31, 2019.