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Latest Functional magnetic resonance imaging Stories

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.

2011-04-18 12:21:51

Researchers already know that alcohol dependence (AD) is strongly associated with impaired impulse control or, more precisely, the inability to choose large, delayed rewards rather than smaller but more immediate rewards.

2011-04-08 15:32:06

As humans face increasing distractions in their personal and professional lives, University of British Columbia researchers have discovered that people can gain greater control over their thoughts with real-time brain feedback.

2011-03-30 07:58:18

Physical pain and intense feelings of social rejection "hurt" in the same way, according to this study.

2011-03-28 22:45:13

Physical pain and intense feelings of social rejection "hurt" in the same way, a new study shows.

2011-03-28 21:55:43

By combining sophisticated mathematical techniques more commonly used by spies instead of scientists with the power and versatility of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a Penn neurologist has developed a new approach for studying the inner workings of the brain.

2011-03-09 16:00:19

Just when children are faced with intensifying peer pressure to misbehave, regions of the brain are actually blossoming in a way that heighten the ability to resist risky behavior, report researchers at three West Coast institutions.

2011-02-25 13:19:21

Using a sophisticated imaging test to probe for higher-level cognitive functioning in severely brain-injured patients provides a window into consciousness -- but the view it presents is one that is blurred in fascinating ways.

2011-02-23 01:38:25

The Stripe of Gennari develops even in those who are blind from birth and does not degenerate, despite a lack of visual input.

2011-02-20 21:47:44

According to University of Toronto speech-language pathologist Luc De Nil, the beat could be revealing such things as how children master one of the most complex tasks of all – speech.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.