Researchers will meld sciences to devise new health treatments

A new UO research center aims to make a real difference in the lives of children, the economically disadvantaged and other more vulnerable segments of the population by applying neuroscience-informed approaches to prevention and intervention. The Center for Translational Neuroscience launched officially Sept. 28.“Neuroscience provides us with the ability to cut to the core of the causal properties behind many behavioral issues such as addictions, anxiety, aggressive behavior and overeating,” said Phil Fisher, the center’s director and a professor in the Department of Psychology who serves as a Philip H. Knight Chair.The center brings together UO researchers in psychology, education and other fields and will focus on translating basic knowledge about brain structure and function to practical, scalable tools to improve mental health and well-being. It also draws from UO…

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