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2011-01-06 13:28:25

2 acceleration methods make scanning more than 7 times faster An international team of physicists and neuroscientists has reported a breakthrough in magnetic resonance imaging that allows brain scans more than seven times faster than currently possible. In a paper that appeared Dec. 20 in the journal PLoS ONE, a University of California, Berkeley, physicist and colleagues from the University of Minnesota and Oxford University in the United Kingdom describe two improvements that allow full...

2010-12-24 07:56:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ By using sophisticated brain imaging, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers are able to predict with 90 percent accuracy which teenagers with dyslexia could improve their reading skills over time. This is the first study to identify specific brain mechanisms involved in a person's ability to overcome reading difficulties. It has potential to lead to new interventions to help dyslexics better learn to read."This gives us hope that we can identify which...

2010-12-20 19:00:01

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have used sophisticated brain imaging to predict with 90 percent accuracy which teenagers with dyslexia would improve their reading skills over time. Their work, the first to identify specific brain mechanisms involved in a person's ability to overcome reading difficulties, could lead to new interventions to help dyslexics better learn to read. "This gives us hope that we can identify which children might get better over time," said...

2010-12-20 18:58:31

Brain scans of adolescents with dyslexia can be used to predict the future improvement of their reading skills with an accuracy rate of up to 90 percent, new research indicates. Advanced analyses of the brain activity images are significantly more accurate in driving predictions than standardized reading tests or any other measures of children's behavior. The finding raises the possibility that a test one day could be developed to predict which individuals with dyslexia would most likely...

2010-12-17 16:56:44

Findings identify key aspects of musical performance that evoke emotion-related brain activity, and show how performance nuances affect the brain in real-time -- study published in PLoS One It is well known that music arouses emotions. But why do some musical performances move us, while others leave us flat? Why do musicians spend years perfecting the subtle nuances that bring us to tears? Scientists at Florida Atlantic University have now identified key aspects of musical performance that...

2010-12-08 22:02:07

Neuroimaging: Voodoo, New Phrenology, or Scientific Breakthrough? Introduction to Special Section on fMRI Ed Diener In response to the widespread interest following the publication of Vul et al (2009), Perspectives Editor Ed Diener invited researchers to contribute articles for a special section on fMRI, discussing the promises and issues facing neuroimaging. Mistreating Psychology in the Decades of the Brain Gregory A. Miller Scientists tend to consider psychology-biology relationships in...

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2010-12-01 09:54:49

By Jim Dryden, Washington University School of Medicine Study has implications for testing new drugs Neuroscientists using a new brain imaging technique could see an investigational drug for Parkinson's disease get into a patient's brain and affect blood flow in several key structures, an indicator the drug may be effective. The study represents the first use of the technique in humans "” called perfusion MRI "” to test a drug still in development, the lead investigator says. In...

2010-12-01 08:20:55

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Not a believer in acupuncture?  Think the pain's all in your head?  Have a personal vendetta against needles?  Alternative health isn't really your thing?  Well, It's time to lay your fears about acupuncture to rest as study results suggest the effectiveness of acupuncture. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have captured pictures of the brain while patients experienced a pain stimulus with and without acupuncture to...

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2010-11-30 10:25:54

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have captured pictures of the brain while patients experienced a pain stimulus with and without acupuncture to determine acupuncture's effect on how the brain processes pain. Results of the study, which the researchers say suggest the effectiveness of acupuncture, were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "Until now, the role of acupuncture in the perception and processing of...

2010-11-29 23:01:00

CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have captured pictures of the brain while patients experienced a pain stimulus with and without acupuncture to determine acupuncture's effect on how the brain processes pain. Results of the study, which the researchers say suggest the effectiveness of acupuncture, were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "Until now, the role of...


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