Genes can disconnect the social brain in more than one way

André Aleman, René S. Kahn

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Burns proposes an intriguing hypothesis by suggesting that the "schizophrenia genes" might not be regulatory genes themselves, but rather closely associated with regulatory genes directly involved in the proper growth of the social brain. We point out that this account would benefit from incorporating the effects of localized lesions and aberrant hemispheric asymmetry on cortical connectivity underlying the social brain. In addition, we argue that the evolutionary framework is superfluous.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)855
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2004
Externally publishedYes


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