Monthly Archives: February 2015

18 02, 2015

Can Chocolate Improve Cognitive Function? MRI Study

2015-02-18T21:09:35-05:00 February 18th, 2015|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

"Let food be thy medicine..." said Hippocrates. "Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down," added Mary Poppins, centuries later. Flash forward to the present day, when a team of researchers discover the flavanols found in chocolate help turn back the clock on memory loss. Specifically, flavanols found in chocolate increase blood flow [...]

13 02, 2015

Low Vitamin D Levels Affect Stroke Risk: MRI Study

2015-02-13T19:53:36-05:00 February 13th, 2015|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, MRI Vancouver, Radiology|

Vitamin D is a dual nutrient: it is both a vitamin and a hormone the human body can create from sun exposure. It is also vital for bone health and immunity and--according to new research--brain health. (Vancouverites especially should pay attention to these findings, considering the past few weeks' rainfall!) The findings of the study [...]

6 02, 2015

Surrealistic Art Makes More Sense After Contemplating Death: MRI Study

2015-02-06T20:29:02-05:00 February 6th, 2015|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

In this unusual study, researchers used MRI to measure how certain triggers (associations with dental pain vs. contemplating one's own mortality) could affect the human brain's affinity for understanding surrealistic artworks. The study, called Ceci n'est pas la mort: Evidence for the recruitment of self-reference from surrealistic art under mortality salience, was published in the [...]