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Researcher Karen Ersche

Abnormal Brain Structure Linked To Chronic Cocaine Abuse

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have identified abnormal brain structures in the frontal lobe of cocaine users’ brains which are linked to their compulsive cocaine-using behavior. The research was led by Dr. Ersche of the Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (BCNI) at the University of Cambridge. Their findings were published today, 21 June, in […]

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MRI images of ADHD

Brain Imaging Study Of Preschoolers With ADHD Detects Brain Differences Linked To Symptoms

In a study published today in the Clinical Neuropsychologist, researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute found differences in the brain development of preschool children with symptoms of Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Results showed the region of the brain important for cognitive and motor control was smaller in these children than in typically developing children. Novel for its […]

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S. Lee Hong from Indiana University

Postural Control Problems May Be A Core Feature Of Bipolar Disorder

A new study by motor control and psychology researchers at Indiana University suggests that postural control problems may be a core feature of bipolar disorder, not just a random symptom, and can provide insights both into areas of the brain affected by the psychiatric disorder and new potential targets for treatment. The study, “Postural control […]

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an MRI of human brain

Brain Imaging Technique Offers New Hope for Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

A non-invasive brain imaging technique gives new hope to patients with Parkinson’s disease in finding new and better treatment plans and tracking the disease progression, a new University of Michigan study shows. The technique uses an MRI to measure resting state brain activity oscillations, said Rachael Seidler, associate professor in the School of Kinesiology and […]

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Figure 1 shows results of FMRI during the game Shogi

The Neural Origins Of Expert Intuition

What makes experts different from the rest of us? Over the past century, this question has prompted a range of studies on various aspects of human cognition that reveals clues about the psychological and neurological origins of intelligence, perception, and memory. While board games such has chess have provided the most productive setting for such […]

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Researcher Art Kramer

Researchers Can Predict Your Video Game Aptitude By Imaging Your Brain

Researchers report that they can predict “with unprecedented accuracy” how well you will do on a complex task such as a strategic video game simply by analyzing activity in a specific region of your brain. The findings, published in the online journal PLoS ONE, offer detailed insights into the brain structures that facilitate learning, and […]

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