MRI Research

30 03, 2016

Take the stairs for better brain health: MRI study

2016-03-30T19:52:33-04:00March 30th, 2016|Brain MRI, Health and Canada, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

To ride the elevator or climb the stairs may not seem like an important decision, but when it's a decision you make every day it could have lasting implications on not only your physical fitness, but your cognitive function as well. A new Canadian MRI study from researchers at Concordia University has found that younger-looking [...]

22 03, 2016

AIM collaborating in large Canada-wide MRI study

2016-03-22T17:22:43-04:00March 22nd, 2016|Brain MRI, Cancer Research, Early Cancer Detection, Health and Canada, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

Over the next several months AIM will be providing imaging for a major cross-country MRI research study that seeks to illustrate patterns in heart and brain health of Canadians from coast to coast. The Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds, or CAHHM, will study the MRI results of approximately 9700 participants of varying ages, backgrounds [...]

13 01, 2016

Psychiatrists urge caution of overreliance on fMRI brain studies

2016-01-13T21:07:06-05:00January 13th, 2016|Brain MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

Two leading mental health professionals have cast doubt on the increasingly common practice of using fMRI studies to pinpoint the sites of psychiatric illnesses on anatomical images of the brain. In their report, Finding the Elusive Psychiatric "Lesion" with 21st-Century Neuroanatomy: A Note of Caution, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, authors Dr. Eugenia Radulescu [...]

15 12, 2015

Distance Runners Regenerate Foot, Ankle Cartilage

2015-12-15T22:51:32-05:00December 15th, 2015|Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiologist, Radiology|

A mobile MRI truck followed long distance runners over 4, 487 kilometres as they participated in the Trans Europe Foot Race (TEFR), a trek which begins in southern Italy and finishes in Norway's North Cape. Although the runners ran for 64 consecutive days without a day's rest. The findings, published in an MRI study presented [...]

2 12, 2015

No Distinct Differences Between Male and Female Brains: MRI Study

2015-12-02T21:34:52-05:00December 2nd, 2015|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

Could differences in male-female behaviours simply be social conditioning? One thing's for sure, they're not anatomical; a new MRI study has found no distinct differences between male and female brains. The study, entitled Sex beyond the genitalia: The human brain mosaic was published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers, based at Tel-Aviv University, scanned over [...]

25 11, 2015

What Causes Happiness? MRI Study

2015-11-25T19:35:38-05:00November 25th, 2015|Brain MRI, Medical Imaging, MRI, MRI Research, Radiology|

Self-help literature abounds with the quest for happiness: what causes it and how can you get some of your own? But what does neuroscience have to say on the subject? A new MRI study from Korean researchers offers new information to the happiness market. The study, entitled The structural neural substrate of subjective happiness, was [...]

18 11, 2015

MRI Study Reveals What Makes Humans More Intelligent than Chimps

2015-11-18T22:29:07-05:00November 18th, 2015|Brain MRI, MRI, MRI Research|

Chimpanzees, famous for their abilities to learn sign language and use tools, have long been a source of fascination for humans. While chimps are one of the smartest animals on the planet and show remarkable capacity for learning new skills, their cognitive achievements are relatively small when compared with the human brain. New research has [...]

28 10, 2015

What is Disturbing About Screams? MRI Study

2015-10-28T22:25:02-04:00October 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

2015-10-21T21:15:40-04:00October 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

2015-10-14T22:42:47-04:00October 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, [...]

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