Frontiers of BrainHealth Lunch Lecture Series
The Center for BrainHealth invites scientists to share their scientific study with students and other researchers at the Frontiers of BrainHealth Lunch Lectures. The lectures are heavily science focused and are not intended for a lay audience.
The lectures are free, but you must register to reserve your seat. Lunch is served at 11:45 AM.
Understanding Social Dysfunction in Schizophrenia: The Roles of Social Cognition and Introspective Accuracy
Dr. Amy Pinkham
Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
The University of Texas at Dallas
Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness that is characterized by diverse symptoms and significant difficulties in social functioning. For decades, researchers have sought to identify and understand the factors that contribute to social dysfunction, and this talk will focus on two factors that appear to be critically important: social cognition and introspective accuracy. Research addressing these factors will be discussed, with an emphasis on the most recent, as well as ongoing, work.