Latest Functional magnetic resonance imaging Stories
UI team develops new way to look at brain function
Chewing fresh gum, thinking happy thoughts, taking deep breaths—they’re all ways we try and mentally distract ourselves from pain. New research shows there may be some truth behind these kooky pain-relieving tactics.
Mental distractions make pain easier to take, and those pain-relieving effects aren't just in your head.
Disorders of consciousness such as coma or a vegetative state caused by severe brain injury are poorly understood and their diagnosis has relied mainly on patient responses and measures of brain activity.
Brain networks may avoid traffic jams at their busiest intersections by communicating on different frequencies, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the University Medical Center at Hamburg-Eppendorf and the University of Tübingen have learned.
Researchers at Emory University think that the way to a dog’s heart is through its brain. At least, that’s what members of the research team -- Andrew Brooks, Gregory Burns and Mark Spivak -- postulate through a scanning procedure seeking to unlock the secrets our canine friends have been concealing for eons.
Brain scans of a small group of people can predict the actions of entire populations.
If you are an aging baby boomer and you've noticed it's a bit harder to drive to unfamiliar locations or to pick a new brand of olive oil at the supermarket, you can blame it on the white matter in your brain.
At a time when obesity has become epidemic in American society, Dartmouth scientists have found that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) brain scans may be able to predict weight gain.
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