Stories for Terry Lohrenz

VTCRI researchers find positive effects of early education intervention on social behavior persist for 4 decades

Nov. 15, 2018

New research in Nature Communications, led by Read Montague (left) of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, suggests that participants who received educational interventions in early childhood show positive effects ...

Keep calm and carry on: VTCRI scientists make first serotonin measurements in humans

April 26, 2018

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have begun to unravel how serotonin acts, based on data collected in a first-of-its-kind experiment that utilized electrochemical probes implanted into the ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists discover beliefs can be just as powerful as nicotine

Feb. 26, 2015

Two identical cigarettes led to a discovery by scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute. Study participants inhaled nicotine, yet they showed significantly different brain activity. Why the difference? ...

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists developing speedy test for autism spectrum disorder

Jan. 15, 2015

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed a brain-imaging technique that may be able to identify children with autism spectrum disorder in just two minutes.

Liberal or conservative? Brain responses to disgusting images help reveal political leanings

Oct. 29, 2014

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists find that biology influences political ideology.

The subtle hallmarks of psychiatric illness can reveal themselves even remotely

April 9, 2013

Most people are so attuned to the nuances of social interaction that they can detect clues to mental illness while playing a strategy game with someone they have never met.

Kirk and Spock joined at the hip: the feeling of computing

Feb. 15, 2013

Kirk and Spock may not need a Vulcan mind meld to share cognition: Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have found that our cold reasoning and hot feelings may be ...