Non-Concussive Head Hits Influence the Brain’s Microstructure
Non-Concussive Head Hits Influence the Brain’s Microstructure
Comparing the brain scans of high-impact rugby players with those of athletes in noncontact sports, such as rowing and swimming, revealed tiny, yet significant, differences in the brain’s white matter.
Non-Concussive Head Hits Influence the Brain’s Microstructure
Non-Concussive Head Hits Influence the Brain’s Microstructure

Comparing the brain scans of high-impact rugby players with those of athletes in noncontact sports, such as rowing and swimming, revealed tiny, yet significant, differences in the brain’s white matter.

Comparing the brain scans of high-impact rugby players with those of athletes in noncontact sports, such as rowing and swimming, revealed tiny, yet significant, differences in the brain’s white matter.

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Paternal Age Linked to Brain Abnormalities Associated with Autism
Paternal Age Linked to Brain Abnormalities Associated with Autism
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2019
Brain scans of autistic and non-autistic men reveal an association between white matter aberrations and the ages of their fathers at the time the sons were born.
Image of the Day: Rainbow Matter
Image of the Day: Rainbow Matter
The Scientist Staff | Aug 14, 2017
Using diffusion-weighted tractography, scientists can produce a detailed image of the minute neural fibers within a mouse brain.  
Image of the Day: Gold Matter
Image of the Day: Gold Matter
The Scientist Staff | Jun 30, 2017
The white matter tracts that wind throughout this microetching are based on diffusion spectrum imaging data from a human brain, realistically portraying the circuits found within a sagittal brain section.
Spinal Cord Injury Researcher Dies
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Neuroscientist Geoffrey Raisman pioneered the study of spinal cord injury and the use of cell transplants to repair the damage.
Seizing the Opportunity
Seizing the Opportunity
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Ron Blackwell helps neuroscientists map the circuitry of face perception by letting them stimulate his brain with electricity.
White’s the Matter
White’s the Matter
Kelly Rae Chi | Oct 31, 2014
A basic guide to white matter imaging using diffusion MRI
Cerebral Sleuths
Cerebral Sleuths
Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 31, 2014
For neuroscientists, experimental results converge to help crack the case of how the brain functions.
A Face to Remember
A Face to Remember
Kerry Grens | Oct 31, 2014
Once dominated by correlational studies, face-perception research is moving into the realm of experimentation—and gaining tremendous insight.