Breakdown of brains visual networks linked to mental illness

Source: sciencedaily.com
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Brain regions that help process what we see may play a key role in mental health. Researchers used brain imaging to identify patterns of brain connectivity-- the ability of brain regions to talk to each other-- that affect a persons likelihood for developing common forms of mental illness. They found that risk of mental illness increases when the visual cortex struggles to communicate with brain networks responsible for focus and introspection.