Michigan Social Cognitive & Affective Neuroscience Lab

The MiSCAN Lab, directed by Dr. Ivy Tso, conducts research investigating how the brain processes social information and how these processes are affected in psychiatric populations, especially schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. We use behavioral, electrophysiological, neuroimaging, brain stimulation, and computational methods in our studies. The overarching goal of our work is to identify biobehavioral markers of serious mental disorders in order to develop novel interventions to effectively improve patients’ social functioning and quality of life. We work closely with the PREP early psychosis program and the Heinz C. Prechter Bipolar Research Program to advance science and knowledge in this area.

To improve diagnosis and assessment of severe mental illnesses

To develop effective and personalized treatments for people with psychotic and bipolar disorders to live a productive and fulfilling life

To refine early detection and intervention strategies to prevent severe mental illnesses



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