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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...

2011-05-12 11:08:21

A UA study using economic models backed up by fMRI scans offers new insights on why people choose to cooperate rather than act selfishly; the study appears in the current issue of the neuroscience journal Neuron A team of researchers at the University of Arizona has brought a high-tech tool to bear on the study of a familiar and age-old emotion "“ guilt. What makes the investigation unique is the use of fMRI scans to target the regions of the brain associated with guilt. It also opens a...

2011-04-27 23:37:39

A new study uses creative engineering to unravel brain mechanisms associated with one of the most fundamental subjective human feelings: self-consciousness. The research, published by Cell Press in the April 28 issue of the journal Neuron, identifies a brain region called the temporo-parietal junction (TPJ) as being critical for the feeling of being an entity localized at a particular position in space and for perceiving the world from this position and perspective. Recent theories of...


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