News tagged with brain activation patterns

Cracking the brain's numerical code

By carefully observing and analyzing the pattern of activity in the brain, researchers have found that they can tell what number a person has just seen. They can similarly tell how many dots a person has been presented with, ...

Sep 24, 2009
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Evolutionary link to modern-day obesity, other problems

(PhysOrg.com) -- That irresistible craving for a cheeseburger has its roots in the dramatic growth of the human brain and body that resulted from environmental changes some 2 million years ago.

Feb 12, 2009
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I feel your pain: Neural mechanisms of empathy

Is it possible to share a pain that you observe in another but have never actually experienced yourself? A new study uses a sophisticated brain-imaging technique to try and answer this question. The research, published by ...

Jan 28, 2009
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