News tagged with fmri

New insight into 'aha' memories

When we suddenly get the answer to a riddle or understand the solution to a problem, we can practically feel the light bulb click on in our head. But what happens after the 'Aha!' moment? Why do the things we learn through ...

Mar 31, 2011
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Resting brain reveals connections

(PhysOrg.com) -- Images of the brain with various areas 'lighting up' in a rainbow of colours are now pretty familiar to many of us. These come from studies in which people are given tasks to do inside MRI ...

Feb 26, 2010
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What the brain values may not be what it buys

It's no wonder attractive human faces are everywhere in media and advertising - when we see those faces, our brains are constantly computing how much the experiences are worth to us. New brain-imaging research shows it's ...

Feb 16, 2010
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Is Tetris good for the brain?

Brain imaging shows playing Tetris leads to a thicker cortex and may also increase brain efficiency, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Research Notes. A research team based in ...

Sep 01, 2009
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