Monthly Archives: April 2016

27 04, 2016

Words stored in specific brain regions: MRI Study

2016-04-27T21:46:43-05:00 April 27th, 2016|Brain MRI, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

Another brain fMRI study, another step closer to mind reading! Researchers from Berkeley have mapped out a "semantic atlas"--that is, an interactive map of which words activate what areas of the brain. The study, Natural speech reveals the semantic maps that tile human cerebral cortex, has just been published in Nature. Check out the video below to learn [...]

20 04, 2016

First ever look at the brain on LSD: MRI study

2016-04-20T20:40:03-05:00 April 20th, 2016|Brain MRI, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

In the 1950s and 60s, researchers at the forefront of neuroscience and psychology experimented with LSD for PTSD and depression. Despite the positive effects of treatments (which came in small doses in controlled environments) the drug and corresponding research on its therapeutic benefits were banned in North America in the late sixties. Newly published research which used MRI for [...]

6 04, 2016

Diffusion MRI study looks into insomnia

2016-04-06T22:18:04-05:00 April 6th, 2016|Brain MRI, Diffusion MRI|

Although it can't claim to have found out what causes those sleepless nights, a new MRI study has shed some light on the mysterious common sleeping disorder known as insomnia. For the study, published recently in the Radiology  journal, researchers based in Guangzhou, China, scanned the brains of 23 clinical insomniacs (patients whose restless sleeping habits [...]