Monthly Archives: November 2013

27 11, 2013

How is Facebook Changing Our Brains? MRI Study

2013-11-27T21:06:05-04:00 November 27th, 2013|Uncategorised|

Ubiquitous as Facebook has become, it still feels somewhat jarring when a new MRI study is published about its possible effects on the brain. Is Facebook so all-important that medical research studies about it are now necessary? Truly though, what started out as a photo-sharing website for university students has pervaded into nearly every aspect [...]

13 11, 2013

Early Musical Training Gives Brains a Boost: MRI Studies

2013-11-13T20:57:24-04:00 November 13th, 2013|Brain MRI, MRI, MRI Research|

Long has it been rumored that playing Mozart for your infant will aid in their brain development. Now, the results of a trio of MRI studies claim that musical education--especially when embarked upon at a young age--shapes and strengthens the brain for the better. According to the study, beginning a musical education before the age [...]

5 11, 2013

MRI Autopsy Introduced in Canada

2013-11-05T20:46:48-04:00 November 5th, 2013|Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, MRI Vancouver|

As the National Post announced in an October 30 article, "Ontario recently became the first jurisdiction in Canada to begin using imaging machines designed to diagnose the living as a tool to uncover the medical secrets of the dead." Morbid though it may sound, there are indeed benefits to using medical imaging methods such as [...]