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Training Dogs To To Undergo Successful Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
2013-12-05 06:23:55

Emory University After capturing the first brain images of two alert, unrestrained dogs last year, researchers at Emory University have confirmed their methods and results by replicating them in an experiment involving 13 dogs. The research, published by the Public Library of Science One (PLOS One), showed that most of the dogs had a positive response in the caudate region of the brain when given a hand signal indicating they would receive a food treat, as compared to a different hand...

Anxiety And Social Phobias Made Worse By Missing 'Brake' In The Brain
2013-12-05 05:20:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team led by researchers from the Medical University of Vienna has discovered one possible source of anxiety disorders and severe phobias – a missing inhibitory connection or “brake” in the brain. When experienced at a manageable level, fear can make people alert and help protect them against danger, it can also disrupt an individual’s sensory perception and reduce happiness when it becomes disproportionate. Now the...

Awareness May Be Possible When In A Vegetative State
2013-11-03 04:35:27

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The concept of being in a coma or vegetative state is only made the more frightening when you add in the possibility that while lying there, hooked to medical equipment and having one’s life prolonged by a support system, a cognizance of one’s surroundings damns you to a waking nightmare of unknown duration. Thankfully, those in a vegetative state are spared this scenario. Or are they? According to a new study, a patient who...

2013-10-17 17:15:38

A new study has discovered profound abnormalities in brain activity in a group of retired American football players. Although the former players in the study were not diagnosed with any neurological condition, brain imaging tests revealed unusual activity that correlated with how many times they had left the field with a head injury during their careers. Previous research has found that former American football players experience higher rates of neurodegenerative diseases such as...

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...


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