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Latest Functional magnetic resonance imaging Stories

out of body
2015-05-05 08:23:11

In the ongoing search for scientific explanations for out-of-body experiences that take place when a person is near-death, a team of researchers used an fMRI brain scanner and cameras to create the illusion that a person’s body was located in a different part of a room.

2015-04-27 23:00:17

RSNA: Women may have a more difficult time than men in recovering from concussion, according to a new study published online, April 28, in the journal Radiology. OAK

when to kill
2015-04-08 10:55:29

When playing Call of Duty or any other kind of shoot-em-up game, you may (or may not) feel a slight twinge of guilt when killing an “innocent civilian".

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2015-03-28 11:48:52

We all know that classical music is good for your brain, but this new study delves a little deeper by targeting the molecular mechanisms responsible for these benefits.

autistic brains
2015-03-23 10:14:54

Through the development of a new data analytics tool, medical researchers at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom have opened the door to understanding the physical differences in the brain associated with autism, ADHD and a number of other cognitive conditions.

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2015-03-12 10:28:21

In the trippiest study this year, scientists attempt to figure out how our brains make us self aware.

visual cortex
2015-03-03 11:13:59

Scientists had long believed that the processing in our visual system is mostly done in the visual cortex at the back of the brain. However, a new study from a Vanderbilt University and Boston University has found that some significant processing actually occurs along the way – in the thalamus.

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2015-03-01 12:25:23

Should brain imaging information be accessible to police officers, lawyers, or other investigators during a criminal investigation, and if so, will the brain be protected under the US Constitution?

Harry Potter
2014-12-02 04:00:12

Some people say that reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" taught them the importance of friends, or that easy decisions are seldom right. Carnegie Mellon University scientists used a chapter of that book to learn a different lesson: identifying what different regions of the brain are doing when people read.

political disgust
2014-10-31 11:06:17

The way a person's brain responds to a single disgusting image is enough to reliably predict whether he or she identifies politically as liberal or conservative.


Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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