Search Tag: fMRI

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Neuroimaging Findings: Towards More Reliable Analysis

2016 10 Oct

A recent study proposes an innovative tunable consensus clustering paradigm that overcomes the issue of low statistical power in the neurosciences, namely overestimates of effect size and low reproducibility of results. The paradigm is capable of merging large and complex amounts of data from several analysis methods with the aim to obtain robust and... Read more

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Are fMRI Analyses Not To Be Trusted?

2016 28 Jun

Researchers in Sweden and the U.K. have shown that common statistical methods to analyse brain activity through images taken with MRI scanners had a twelve times higher rate of false results than normal. Anders Eklund and Hans Knutsson of Linköping University, and Thomas Nichols of the University of Warwick, published their findings based on data... Read more

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RSNA15: Smell of Food Activates Impulse Area in Brain

2015 24 Nov

An imaging study shows that the area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when introduced to food smells. The findings suggest that obesity has a neurological disorder component and could help inform treatment of obese patients.The study, which was led by Dr. Pilar... Read more

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Older Patients Recover More Slowly from Concussion

2015 06 Oct

A new study published in the journal Radiology indicates that older people may have a more difficult time recovering from mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) or concussion. The finding could help to inform the development of separate management strategies for different age groups following concussion."Old age has been recognised as an independent predictor... Read more

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Imaging Study Shows Spinal Cord Learns on Its Own

2015 03 Jul

A groundbreaking imaging study published in PLOS Biology shows that the spinal cord engages in its own learning of motor tasks independent of the brain. The new findings may provide new opportunities for rehabilitation after spinal cord injury, according to researchers.. Using a 3.0T MRI scanner, the researchers performed functional magnetic resonance... Read more

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Memory after Concussion

2015 28 Apr

A new study published in Radiology indicates that women may have a more difficult time than men in recovering from concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). “In clinical practice, more women than men seek medical attention due to persistent symptoms after MTBI at a ratio of almost 2:1,” said lead author, Chi-Jen Chen, MD, Department... Read more

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Brain Imaging Predicts Language Ability in ASD Toddlers

2015 12 Apr

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may be useful in determining future language development outcomes in toddlers with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD), even before they have been formally diagnosed with the condition. The findings, reported in the journal Neuron, are from a study conducted by University of California, San Diego School of Medicine... Read more

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Big Data and The Brain

2014 08 Nov

Key Points• The brain itself is “big data”: coordinated systems, which continually process and produce voluminous information.• Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia disrupt neural systems with devastating consequences. Fortunately, big data can offer preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic healthcare solutions.• A number of projects around... Read more

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Ultra High Field MRI Pinpoints and Protects Language Centres

2014 30 Oct

New research from the Medical University of Vienna's Department of Neurology reveals that it is possible to pinpoint the areas of the brain that are important for understanding language by using ultra-high field MRI than with conventional MRI. Thus, ultra-high field MRI could be used to protect these areas during brain surgery and avoid any accidental... Read more

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fMRI Detects and Characterises Resting State Signals

2014 25 Aug

Researchers at Vanderbilt University's Institute of Imaging Science have achieved the first validated non-invasive measurement of neural signalling in the spinal cords of healthy human volunteers. This new imaging technology can play a role in helping patients to recover from spinal cord injuries and other disorders that affect spinal cord function,... Read more


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