Nature reports on U.C.S.F. emeritus professor Michael Merzenich’s bid for F.D.A. approval for computer games that aim to succeed at treating schizophrenia “where modern medicine has largely failed.” Merzenich’s project builds on his successes with interventions targeting brain neuroplasticity, and research showing the positive results of cognitive remediation in schizophrenia through computer training.
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