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Latest Functional magnetic resonance imaging Stories

2014-03-26 16:19:50

Long-term brain damage caused by stroke could be reduced by saving cells called pericytes that control blood flow in capillaries.

2014-03-26 11:10:50

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered impaired neuronal activity in the parts of the brain associated with anticipatory functioning among occasional 18- to 24-year-old users of stimulant drugs, such as cocaine, amphetamines and prescription drugs such as Adderall.

Researchers Identify Decision-making Center Of The Brain
2014-03-11 13:03:32

Although choosing to do something because the perceived benefit outweighs the financial cost is something people do daily, little is known about what happens in the brain when a person makes these kinds of decisions.

2014-03-07 16:22:40

PHOENIX, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have demonstrated that conditioned pain modulation (CPM), a measure of the brain's ability to regulate pain, decreases activity

Dogs Are Sensitive To Emotions
2014-02-21 04:24:32

Writing in the journal Current Biology, researchers report that canine brains, like human ones, are sensitive to the acoustic cues of emotion. The findings suggest that these voice areas evolved at least 100 million years ago, in the last common ancestor of humans and canines.

2014-02-20 12:05:31

Kessler Foundation researchers have shown that discarding data from subjects with multiple sclerosis (MS) who exhibit head movement during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may bias sampling away from subjects with lower cognitive ability.

Reading A Good Book Causes Physiological Changes In The Brain
2014-01-03 17:55:35

A great novel can whisk you away to a distant land or period far back in time, and a new study has found evidence that these novels can actually cause a physiological change in the brain that lasts for days.

Do Brain Training Games Work
2014-01-02 14:28:29

A new study suggests that brain training games may only improve a person’s capacity to perform the specific training task and lack evidence that this skill translates to other cognitive abilities.

Alzheimer’s Disease Tracked From The Beginning
2013-12-23 04:42:10

By combining high-resolution fMRI scans in Alzheimer’s disease patients with mouse models of the neurodegenerative condition, researchers have gained new insights into how, where and why the disease starts and spreads.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.