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Neurofeedback Training Shown to Rebalance Brain Circuits in Those With Depression

Neurofeedback Training Shown to Rebalance Brain Circuits in Those With Depression

A new study has found that patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) who had recovered from symptoms were able to strengthen some of their brain connections, increasing their self-esteem. The...
A virtual town called Neuralville is teaching scientists how the brain navigates

A virtual town called Neuralville is teaching scientists how the brain navigates

Psychologists at Emory University have built a virtual town called Neuralville. And it's teaching them some valuable information about how the brain processes navigation information.
Geneticists Are Untangling the Mystery of Left-Handedness

Geneticists Are Untangling the Mystery of Left-Handedness

A series of genetic variants can influence handedness, according to a new paper. Read more...

AI could study your brain to help teachers improve their courses

Teachers don't always know how well their methods work. They can ask questions and hand out tests, of course, but it's not always clear who's at fault if the message doesn't get through. AI might do
fMRI Detects Brain Imbalance Linked to Future Teen Depression

fMRI Detects Brain Imbalance Linked to Future Teen Depression

A new study suggests an imbalance of functioning in attention-related brain systems may help forecast the course of teen depression. Researchers discovered faulty connections between frontal and
Watching brains on acid using an MRI

Watching brains on acid using an MRI

Acid may limit the brain's ability to tell internal ideas from external events.
Eye tracking and fMRI confirm that we don't even perceive security warnings before clicking past them

Eye tracking and fMRI confirm that we don't even perceive security warnings before clicking past them

A team of computer scientists, psychologists and neuroscientists used eye-tracking and fMRI to measure how users perceived security warnings, such as warnings about app permissions and browser
Scientists Stuffed a Crocodile Into an MRI Machine to See If It Likes Bach

Scientists Stuffed a Crocodile Into an MRI Machine to See If It Likes Bach

Do crocodiles like Bach? Hard to tell. Do they process Bach in equivalent neurological structures to those of birds and mammals? We've got evidence on that issue now. The post Scientists Stuffed a
Scientists put a crocodile in an fMRI machine and played it Bach. Here’s why

Scientists put a crocodile in an fMRI machine and played it Bach. Here’s why

Researchers recently scanned a live crocodile’s brain in an fMRI machine, while playing it the classical music of Johann Sebastian Bach. And presumably tried not to lose a limb in the process. The
Brain scans and A.I. confirm that dogs are great at recognizing our emotions

Brain scans and A.I. confirm that dogs are great at recognizing our emotions

What dog lover hasn’t looked at his or her trusty mutt and tried to figure out what they’re thinking? Researchers from Mexico have demonstrated that brain reading could help with that. The post Brain
We're getting close to a solution for one devastating aspect of antidepressants

We're getting close to a solution for one devastating aspect of antidepressants

A prescription for an antidepressant is hope. It can also be a guessing game. "Do I feel different? Do I feel better?" Nausea, weight gain, and sexual side effects — those can hit right away. But it
‘Mind-reading’ A.I. produces a description of what you’re thinking about

‘Mind-reading’ A.I. produces a description of what you’re thinking about

An artificial intelligence created by researchers in Japan can analyze a person’s fMRI brain scans and provide a written description of what they've been looking at. Scared yet? Here is how it
Why Booze Makes You Mean

Why Booze Makes You Mean

Dramatic mood shifts while drinking alcohol are normal, but for some of us, booze takes us down a path toward nasty, belligerent, and downright aggressive behavior. By studying brain scans of drunk
Algorithms analyze brain scans to identify people with suicidal thoughts

Algorithms analyze brain scans to identify people with suicidal thoughts

In a small-scale study, researchers have shown that algorithms can analyze brain scans to determine whether an individual has suicidal thoughts. During the study, the University of Pittsburgh and

An algorithm could identify suicidal feelings based on brain scans

It's difficult to identify whether or not someone is feeling suicidal by asking. According to studies, roughly 80 percent of those who go through with the act denied feeling suicidal the last time
Artificial Intelligence Detects Suicidal Tendencies in People Using Brain Scans

Artificial Intelligence Detects Suicidal Tendencies in People Using Brain Scans

Recent scientific progress has allowed us to begin decoding the significance of many different patterns of activity in the brain. Researchers have begun to understand patterns associated with