Secrets in the Brains of People Who Have Committed Murder
Secrets in the Brains of People Who Have Committed Murder
MRI scans from more than 800 incarcerated men pinpoint distinct structural features of people who have committed homicide, compared with those who carried out other crimes.
Secrets in the Brains of People Who Have Committed Murder
Secrets in the Brains of People Who Have Committed Murder

MRI scans from more than 800 incarcerated men pinpoint distinct structural features of people who have committed homicide, compared with those who carried out other crimes.

MRI scans from more than 800 incarcerated men pinpoint distinct structural features of people who have committed homicide, compared with those who carried out other crimes.

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The Scientist Speaks Podcast – Episode 5
The Scientist Speaks Podcast – Episode 5
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jun 1, 2020
Unusually Wired: Human Brains are Attuned to Appreciate Musical Pitch
Waves of Fluid Bathe the Sleeping Brain, Perhaps to Clear Waste
Waves of Fluid Bathe the Sleeping Brain, Perhaps to Clear Waste
Abby Olena | Oct 31, 2019
During deep sleep, rhythmic pulses of cerebrospinal fluid are coupled with slow waves of electrical activity and fluctuating blood levels in the human brain.
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
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
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.
Image of the Day: Telling Scans
Image of the Day: Telling Scans
Aggie Mika | Oct 16, 2017
In children’s brain scans, scientists uncovered signs of multiple sclerosis before the kids showed any symptoms of the disease.
When Dogs Offer Insights into Tigers
When Dogs Offer Insights into Tigers
Gregory Berns | Oct 1, 2017
MRI scans of dog brains open windows into the cognition of the extinct thylacine.
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
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.
MRI Pioneer Peter Mansfield Dies
MRI Pioneer Peter Mansfield Dies
Jef Akst | Feb 13, 2017
The Nobel laureate helped lay the groundwork for today’s ubiquitous magnetic resonance imaging machines.
Study: Student Athletes Display Brain Abnormalities After One Football Season
Study: Student Athletes Display Brain Abnormalities After One Football Season
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 1, 2016
MRI scans and other assessments of high school football players reveal changes in brain tissue, correlated to head impacts, after just one season, researchers report.
Scientists Fingerprint the Brain
Scientists Fingerprint the Brain
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 16, 2016
The brain’s structural connections are unique to an individual, a new imaging technique reveals.
Dogs Respond to Words and Inflection
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. 
Do Schizophrenic Brains Repair Themselves?
Do Schizophrenic Brains Repair Themselves?
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2016
Preliminary research suggests that the brains of schizophrenia patients may regain tissue mass as the illness wears on.
Probing Canine Face Recognition
Probing Canine Face Recognition
Jef Akst | Mar 4, 2016
Dogs trained to stay still in an MRI machine show activity in the temporal cortex when shown a human face.
Jacob Hooker: Weaver of Brain Science
Jacob Hooker: Weaver of Brain Science
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2015
Director of Radiochemistry, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School. Age: 35
Honorable Innovation
Honorable Innovation
Bob Grant | Nov 30, 2014
Runners up in the Top 10 Innovations of 2014 competition
Cerebral Sleuths
Cerebral Sleuths
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2014
For neuroscientists, experimental results converge to help crack the case of how the brain functions.
Sex in a Scanner
Sex in a Scanner
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 30, 2014
Meet Pek Van Andel, who conducted the famous MRI sex experiment, and see his research in action.
A New Way of Seeing
A New Way of Seeing
M. Joan Dawson | Sep 1, 2013
Inspiration and controversy attended the birth of magnetic resonance imaging, a diagnostic technology that changed the course of human medicine.
Book Excerpt from <em>Paul Lauterbur and the Invention of MRI</em>
Book Excerpt from Paul Lauterbur and the Invention of MRI
M. Joan Dawson | Aug 31, 2013
In Chapter 6, “The first fruitful weeks,” author M. Joan Dawson describes her late husband’s first steps in the invention of a revolutionary imaging technology.