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Studies Yield Clues to Roots of Gulf War Illness
Shawna Williams | Nov 13, 2017
Presentations at the Society for Neuroscience meeting point to changes in neurons and connectivity between brain regions as potential components of the enigmatic condition.
Study: Infants’ Brain Activity Patterns Predict Autism Risk
Aggie Mika | Jun 8, 2017
Scientists provide evidence that blood-flow patterns in six-month-old babies’ brains can accurately predict cognitive and behavioral markers of autism spectrum disorder two years later.
MRI Pioneer Peter Mansfield Dies
Jef Akst | Feb 14, 2017
The Nobel laureate helped lay the groundwork for today’s ubiquitous magnetic resonance imaging machines.
Retrieving Short-Term Memories
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2016
Neurons can continue to capture a short-term memory without continuous firing, researchers show.
Can Science Crack Consciousness?
Paul L. Nunez | Nov 1, 2016
Researchers seek to disentangle the complexity of the human mind from a cross-disciplinary perspective, but the phenomenon may be out of the reach of human understanding.
Lying Repetitively Linked to Decreased Amygdala Activity
Kerry Grens | Oct 25, 2016
As people continue to tell tall tales, fMRI data show certain brain regions become less busy.
Dogs Respond to Words and Inflection
Jef Akst | Aug 31, 2016
Using an MRI scanner to examine how dogs’ brains process speech, researchers find that our canine companions hear both what we say and how we say it.
The Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact
Robert Lavine | Aug 1, 2016
Can oxytocin help increase eye contact in patients with autism, thus opening up a whole new world of social interaction?
Faulty Statistics Muddy fMRI Results
Tanya Lewis | Jul 6, 2016
An analysis of the widely used technique calls into question the validity of 40,000 studies.
How Dopamine Tunes Working Memory
Tanya Lewis | Jun 3, 2016
Dopamine receptors in the cortex orient the brain toward the task at hand.