W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., Rhode Island Hospital (image) Lifespan Share Print E-Mail Caption LaFrance is the lead author of new research published in the journal Neurology. The researchers have found that a protein in the brain may be a trait marker for psychogenic non-epileptic seizures and the findings have potential for a better understanding of conversion disorders. Credit Rhode Island Hospital Usage Restrictions With credit and caption as noted. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.