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Biopsychology Class: The Causes Of Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is characterized by delusions thinking and hallucinations. Schizophrenia affects more than two million Americans. The researchers pieced together the steps by which genes can increased a person risk of developing schizophrenia. This relates to the Biopsychology class because the causes of schizophrenia have two factors, the first factor that play a major role is the risk that the researchers found is the natural process called synaptic pruning. The brain sheds weak or redundant connections between neurons as it matures. During adolescence and early adulthood, this activity take place in the prefrontal cortex. The prefrontal cortex is a section of the brain where thinking and planning take place. In The New York Times article
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