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News tag: brain scan


Brain scan provides insight into concussion-related disease

7 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
A brain scan can provide those risking further brain injuries an early warning about potential long-term damages already in progress, new findings reveal. The only people getting a conclusive diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) have been those whose brain was analyzed postmortem, principally former athletes that deceased from dementia…


Brain’s “pain sensor” detected

10 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Researchers have located the area in the brain linked to pain intensity, similar to a “pain sensor” The University of Oxford researchers used a novel imaging technique to determine how different levels of pain affected the brain of 17 volunteers, and noticed that dorsal posterior insula matched reports of all…


Brain scans help therapists predict responses to talk therapy

5 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Brain scans can help mental health experts predict how patients with clinical depression will benefit from a specific type of talk therapy. The study conducted at UNC School of Medicine is the first using the resting-state functional brain connectivity MRI technique to isolate differences in how brain is wired, potentially…


Use of brain scans helps identify children with reading problems

16 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Pediatricians may have a new tool to identify children with dyslexia and other reading problems, according to a new study published in Psychological Science. As University of California in San Francisco researchers suggest, using brain scans explains the process young children use in learning how to read. Clinicians use this…