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2011-07-26 12:11:40

A new study has found that patients with mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) exhibit abnormal functional connectivity in the thalamus, a centrally located relay station for transmitting information throughout the brain. The results of the study appear online in the journal Radiology. "Using resting-state functional MRI, we found increased functional connectivity of thalamocortical networks in patients following MTBI, due to the subtle injury of the thalamus," said study co-author Yulin Ge,...

2011-07-05 07:03:04

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Babies' brains are already specially attuned to the sounds of human voices and emotions, according to this study. Three- to seven-month-old infants showed more activation in a part of the brain when they heard emotionally neutral human sounds, such as coughing, sneezing, or yawning, than when they heard the familiar sounds of toys or water. That activity appeared in an area of the temporal lobe known in adults for its role in processing human vocalizations. The babies...

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2011-07-01 06:05:00

Human voices and emotions showed more activation in a part of young babies' brains than familiar sounds of toys or water, a study published on June 30 in Current Biology found. Three-to-seven-month-old babies' area of the temporal lobe, known in adults for its role in processing human vocalization, light up more at human sounds such as coughing, sneezing or yawning. In addition, the babies responded more to sad sounds than to neutral sounds in another part of the brain that handles emotion...

2011-06-30 19:05:14

Young babies' brains are already specially attuned to the sounds of human voices and emotions, according to a report published online on June 30 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. Three- to seven-month-old infants showed more activation in a part of the brain when they heard emotionally neutral human sounds, such as coughing, sneezing, or yawning, than when they heard the familiar sounds of toys or water. That activity appeared in an area of the temporal lobe known in adults for...

2011-06-27 15:08:02

A University of Colorado Boulder research team has developed a new software program allowing neuroscientists to produce single brain images pulled from hundreds of individual studies, trimming weeks and even months from what can be a tedious, time-consuming research process. The development of noninvasive neuroimaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, spurred a huge amount of scientific research and led to substantial advances in the understanding of the human...

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2011-06-14 06:05:00

Data collected from teen brain activity recorded while listening to certain pop songs may help predict whether the song will be a megahit or not, according to an Emory University study. By using a functional magnetic resonance imaging machine (fMRI) to study the gray matter of teen brains, researchers are able to find that the activity in the ventral striatum region was linked to the popularity of the music. "We have scientifically demonstrated that you can, to some extent, use neuroimaging...

2011-06-01 07:46:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may provide an early and objective indicator of autism, according to researchers at Columbia University in New York City, who used the technique to document language impairment in autistic children. Autism is a spectrum disorder characterized by repetitive behaviors and impaired language, communication and social interactions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that as many as one in...

2011-05-31 13:31:22

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may provide an early and objective indicator of autism, according to researchers at Columbia University in New York City, who used the technique to document language impairment in autistic children. Results of their study appear online and in the August issue of Radiology. Autism is a spectrum disorder characterized by repetitive behaviors and impaired language, communication and social interactions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and...

2011-05-31 06:46:23

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New clues to the mystery of brain function, obtained through research by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine, suggest that distinct mental states can be distinguished based on unique patterns of activity in coordinated "networks" within the brain. These networks consist of brain regions that are synchronously communicating with one another. The Stanford team is using this network approach to develop diagnostic tests in Alzheimer's disease and other...

2011-05-26 15:25:44

New clues to the mystery of brain function, obtained through research by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine, suggest that distinct mental states can be distinguished based on unique patterns of activity in coordinated "networks" within the brain. These networks consist of brain regions that are synchronously communicating with one another. The Stanford team is using this network approach to develop diagnostic tests in Alzheimer's disease and other brain disorders in...


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