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studying schizophreniaWendy Kates, PhD, and colleagues from the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are studying schizophrenia. This image is derived from a type of magnetic resonance imaging known as diffusion tensor imaging. It depicts bundles of nerve fibers in the brain. These nerve fibers, called axons, transmit information in the form of electrical impulses to different neurons in the brain. In this image, they are color-coded to represent the direction of the nerve fibers. For example, fibers coded in green extend from the front to the back of the brain, and fibers coded in red extend from left to right. The image was prepared by Ioana-Lavinia Coman, PhD.