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2013-10-16 23:30:12

Peter Boelens is heading a research project in Houston, Texas and is looking for individuals interested in being part of this research project. Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Boelens is working in conjunction with the Baylor College of Medicine Imaging Center in Houston to study how prayer may have a profound effect on the brain. This effect will be documented through fMRI (no radiation). According to Boelens, emotional wounding in early life may change gene expression with...

First Steps Toward Mind Reading
2013-10-15 15:39:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study in the journal Nature Communications, researchers from Stanford University have used brain monitoring in ‘real-life’ situations to reveal the region of the brain responsible for numerical processing. The researcher said that unlike previous approaches, their research could lead to "mind-reading" technology that would allow a patient who cannot speak to communicate by simply thinking. They also speculate...

How Your Brain Responds To Poetry
2013-10-10 08:05:36

[ Watch the Video: How Does Your Brain Process Poetry? ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Exeter have been bridging the gap between art and science by mapping the different ways in which the brain responds to poetry and prose. The team used state-of-the-art functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology to visual how the brain activates certain regions to process various activities. Before this study, no one had specifically...

2013-09-26 13:04:54

Several studies have shown that expecting a reward or punishment can affect brain activity in areas responsible for processing different senses, including sight or touch. For example, research shows that these brain regions light up on brain scans when humans are expecting a treat. However, researchers know less about what happens when the reward is actually received—or an expected reward is denied. Insight on these scenarios can help researchers better understand how we learn in general....

Some Fears May Be Eliminated Just By Going To Sleep
2013-09-23 09:25:43

[ Watch the Video: Never Fear! Just Sleep On It! ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research has shown some fears could be unlearned while a person sleeps. Using specific odors, such as woody or floral scents, scientists were able to reduce the reactions of subjects who were trained to fear a pair of faces prior to the study. Going forward, the researchers say this new technique could be used to treat people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder...

Neurofeedback Can Enhance The Brain's Signal-to-noise Ratio
2013-09-23 04:58:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As a needle sweeps across the grooves of a worn vinyl record, it carries the distinct sounds of hisses, scratches and even the echo of skips. For many years, however, if someone yearned to hear Frank Sinatra sing "Fly Me to the Moon," they were able to listen to his crooning baritone with technical clarity, courtesy of the increased signal-to-noise ratio of digital re-masterings. Recent advances in neurofeedback techniques have made...

Where Imagination Lives In The Brain
2013-09-17 04:41:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While both philosophers and scientists have searched for ages for the biological source of the human imagination, the authors of a paper appearing in this week’s edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences report that they have located it in the human brain. In the study, lead author Alex Schlegel, a graduate student in the Dartmouth University Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and colleagues report...

2013-08-19 15:25:30

For the first time, researchers have documented irregular brain activity within the first 24 hours of a concussive injury, as well as an increased level of brain activity weeks later—suggesting that the brain may compensate for the injury during the recovery time. The findings are published in the September issue of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. Thomas Hammeke, PhD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, is...

2013-08-10 23:01:24

This market research report evaluates the global market of magnetic resonance imaging by architecture, field strength, technology, application, and geography. (PRWEB) August 10, 2013 The "Advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) System Market (2013-2018) - Technology Trend Analysis – By Architecture, Field Strengths, Technology & Applications in Medical Diagnostics with Market Landscape Analysis – Estimates up to 2018 Browse 22 Market Data Tables 43 Figures 208...

2013-08-02 12:35:59

A boost in the speed of brain scans is unveiling new insights into how brain regions work with each other in cooperative groups called networks. Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Institute of Technology and Advanced Biomedical Imaging at the University of Chieti, Italy, used the quicker scans to track brain activity in volunteers at rest and while they watched a movie. “Brain activity occurs in waves that repeat as slowly as...


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