News tagged with functional magnetic resonance imaging

Neural mechanisms of abstract learning

A new study provides intriguing insight into the way that humans approach novel situations. The research, published in the April 29 issue of the journal Neuron, reveals neural mechanisms that underlie our remarkable ability ...

dateApr 28, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Brain splits to handle two jobs at once

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research has shown that the brain handles two tasks at once by dedicating half the brain to one task, and the other half to the second. This means it may not be able to effectively handle more than two ...

dateApr 16, 2010 in Neuroscience report
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Cortical response to biliary sensation

Elevated pressure of the extrahepatic bile duct may elicit a variety of symptoms ranging from various degrees of abdominal distention, discomfort, dyspepsia, and pain. A study group from Japan used functional magnetic resonance ...

dateApr 12, 2010 in Medical research
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Building a better brain

What does Whoopi Goldberg have to do with neuroscience? A lot, says Jeff Brown, co-author with Mark Fenske of “The Winner’s Brain.” Goldberg, an Oscar-winning actress and now the frank and hilarious moderator of “The ...

dateApr 05, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Older adults remember the good times

Despite the aches and pains that occur in old age, many older adults maintain a positive outlook, remembering the positive experiences from their past. A new study, reported in the April 2010 issue of Elsevier's Cortex, ...

dateMar 24, 2010 in Neuroscience
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