Monthly Archives: October 2014

31 10, 2014

Brain’s Reaction to Gross, Scary Images Predicts Political Ideology

2014-10-31T18:16:05-05:00 October 31st, 2014|Brain MRI, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

What's scarier, an MRI brain study showing participants images of dirty toilets and mutilated bodies, or its researchers concluding that your reaction to such images is enough to predict whether you lean towards political conservatism or liberalism? Researchers from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute published their study, entitled Nonpolitical Images Evoke Neural Predictors of [...]

24 10, 2014

Curiosity Strengthens Learning and Memory: MRI Study

2014-10-24T19:03:07-05:00 October 24th, 2014|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

Albert Einstein was five years old when he handled his father's compass and found himself awestruck by a powerful curiosity: what invisible forces of nature were responsible for the device's unerring ability to point northward? Many professionals report similar childhood experiences in which a new subject piqued their interest so urgently that their subsequent education [...]

15 10, 2014

MRI Capable of Early Dementia Detection: Study

2014-10-15T19:48:46-05:00 October 15th, 2014|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

  Early detection of Alzheimer's or dementia is just as important as it is for any health malady: catching symptoms as early as possible means These findings were published Oct. 7 in Radiology in a study entitled Arterial Spin Labeling May Contribute to the Cognitive Deterioration in Healthy Elderly Individuals. The study found that individuals whose [...]

8 10, 2014

New Research Finds MRI Ideal for Studying Hand Osteoarthritis

2014-10-08T22:06:12-05:00 October 8th, 2014|Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, MRI Vancouver, Radiology|

Osteoarthritis is so common (affecting 1 in 10 Canadians according to the Arthritis Society) that it has led many people to dismiss it as an inevitable part of the aging process. However, while the disease, which causes the cartilage of the joints to wear down, is not curable, it is possible to keep its severity [...]

1 10, 2014

Multi-Tasking on Gadgets may lead to Lower Brain Density: MRI Study

2014-10-01T21:52:48-05:00 October 1st, 2014|Brain MRI, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

Do you tweet while you watch TV? Surf the net while you Skype? Work on multiple screens simultaneously? If the answer is yes, you may want to consider a device detox--new MRI research has shown lowered gray-matter volume in such multi-taskers. The study, entitled Higher Media Multi-Tasking Activity is Associated with Smaller Gray-Matter Density in [...]