Washington Post article titled, “A switchboard in the brain could unlock treatments for autism and schizophrenia” discusses how Michael Halassa and his research team at NYU studies nerve cells in thalamic reticular nucleus during sleep and how they help the brain concentrate.

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August 14, 2014 11:33 AM EDT – Michael Halassa, M.D., Ph.D. discusses his work with the thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN) and it’s importance in identifying new targets for treating various psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, autism and post-traumatic stress disorder. (NYU Langone Medical Center)