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Power Shortages Dim Results of Many Neuroimaging Studies
Low participant numbers render the results of many studies based on brain scans unreliable, an analysis finds.
ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, MARK KOLPAKOV
Power Shortages Dim Results of Many Neuroimaging Studies
Power Shortages Dim Results of Many Neuroimaging Studies

Low participant numbers render the results of many studies based on brain scans unreliable, an analysis finds.

Low participant numbers render the results of many studies based on brain scans unreliable, an analysis finds.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, MARK KOLPAKOV

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What Scientists Learned by Putting Octopuses in MRI Machines
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The size and complexity of cephalopod brain structures differ depending on the habitats the creatures occupy, a study finds.
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Neural activity associated with the meaning of words is independent of whether those words are read or listened to, a study finds.
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Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.
Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender
Shawna Williams | Feb 28, 2018
Brain studies have yielded a mixed picture of the neural similarities and differences between people of different genders.
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
Jef Akst | Feb 16, 2017
A computer algorithm can identify the brains of autism patients with moderate accuracy based on scans taken at six months and one year of age.