Monthly Archives: October 2015

28 10, 2015

What is Disturbing About Screams? MRI Study

2015-10-28T22:25:02-05:00 October 28th, 2015|Brain MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

What is so disturbing about screams? Aside from the obvious--that they represent a fellow human's pain or fear of mortal peril? While it may seem clear on an emotional level why a scream is an upsetting sound to hear, scientifically, it appears that screams and other rapid changes in volume trigger the fear centres within [...]

21 10, 2015

The MIND Diet for Prevention of Alzheimer’s

2015-10-21T21:15:40-05:00 October 21st, 2015|Brain MRI, MRI, MRI Research|

Dementia is on the rise, but fortunately so are solutions for preventing it. A new MRI study has linked smaller size of certain brain structures--such as hippocampi--to an increased risk for dementia. People who are aware that they may be at higher risk may then make greater efforts to fight it--strengthening the brain through cerebral exercises and [...]

14 10, 2015

What Lucid Dreaming Ability Reveals About You: MRI Study

2015-10-14T22:42:47-05:00 October 14th, 2015|Brain MRI, MRI, MRI Research, Radiologist, Radiology|

Did you know there are conferences for lucid dreamers? Or dedicated post-secondary researchers on the subject, such as the folks at the Stanford Sleep Lab? People are curious about the phenomenon--the ability to come to conscious awareness in the dreaming state. Perhaps they would like to learn how to swallow fire or visit the sun, [...]

7 10, 2015

Are brains of high-achievers wired differently?

2015-10-07T19:41:00-05:00 October 7th, 2015|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research|

In 2008, Canadian author Malcolm Gladwell attempted to dissect the methodology behind high achievement in his book Outliers: The Story of Success. Interestingly, he credited an individual's cultural legacy and societal influences as primary precursors when he wrote: "It is those who are successful, in other words, who are most likely to be given the kinds of special [...]