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Digital brain imaging identifies ‘suicidal thoughts’

Advances with digital brain imaging can help medical professionals identify people with major depression who appear to have suicidal thoughts, enabling medical care to be delivered more speedily.

Team creates 'unhackable' brain scanner to replace passwords

Future security is topical at the moment as groups across the world are building different systems to prepare us for a passwordless future. One such team has come up with a very different solution that scans the brain to create an 'unhackable' ID.

Catching depression early for good mental health

Is it possible to diagnose depression before it takes a grip? Two research groups think so and they have devised a new brain imaging system, aimed at children.

Brain imaging suggests food addiction is possible

Over consuming highly processed carbohydrates can cause excess hunger and stimulate brain regions involved in reward and cravings. This finding comes from the use of advanced brain scanning techniques.

Dyslexia can be 'seen' in brain scans

A new brain scan technique could help doctors diagnose dyslexia in pre-school children, according to a research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dream decoder: A machine from Japan to read your dream

Japan scientists say that specific visual experience during sleep is represented by brain activity patterns shared by stimulus perception, providing a means to uncover subjective contents of dreaming using objective neural measurement.

Brain scans to predict future criminal behavior

Increasing evidence from neuroscience studies suggests that many aspects of anti-social behavior can be traced to dysfunctional brains.

Brain scan can predict response to antidepressants

Researchers have developed a brain scan to help predict which antidepressant is more likely to work for a depressed person. The test has a high level of reliability just a week after a patient begins taking the medication.
 

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Scientists at Imperial College London have gained a unique insight into how LSD affects the human br...
Scientists at Imperial College London have gained a unique insight into how LSD affects the human brain.
Imperial/Beckley Foundation
On the left is the brain activation pattern for  death  in participants who had made a suicide attem...
On the left is the brain activation pattern for "death" in participants who had made a suicide attempt. The image in the right depicts the activation pattern for "death" in control participants.
Carnegie Mellon University
Imaging methods show different sections of the brain  under the influence of LSD or a placebo.
Imaging methods show different sections of the brain, under the influence of LSD or a placebo.
Imperial/Beckley Foundation

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