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Mind Reading, Brain Fingerprinting, And The Law – Interesting (And Potentially Worrisome) Uses Of EEG And Other Brain Imaging Techniques

What if a jury could decide a man’s guilt through mind reading? What if reading a defendant’s memory could betray their guilt? And what constitutes ‘intent’ to commit murder? These are just some of the issues debated and reviewed in the inaugural issue of WIREs Cognitive Science, the latest interdisciplinary project from Wiley-Blackwell, which for […]

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Protein produced by PBRM1 gene; Source: UCSC Genome Browser

Same Genes Suspected In Both Depression And Bipolar Illness

Researchers, for the first time, have pinpointed a genetic hotspot that confers risk for both bipolar disorder and depression. People with either of these mood disorders were significantly more likely to have risk versions of genes at this site than healthy controls. One of the genes, which codes for part of a cell’s machinery that […]

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Whole-Head Normalization Using Live Z-Scores For Connectivity Training (Part 1)

This article relates some of our last 2 years of work with Live Z-score [neurofeedback] Training (LZT), and how the methods and clinical experience have evolved.  Starting with the simple use of live Z-scores to view EEG parameters and do simple training, we have evolved the practice into a comprehensive multichannel whole-head approach with an […]

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Researchers Discover Method To Objectively Identify Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Researchers at the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis VA Medical Center have identified a biological marker in the brains of those exhibiting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A group of 74 United States veterans were involved in the study, which for the first time objectively diagnoses PTSD using magnetoencephalography (MEG), a non-invasive measurement of magnetic fields […]

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UCLA Researchers Image Earliest Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease – Even Before Symptoms Appear

Estimates are that some 10 percent of people over the age of 65 will develop Alzheimer’s disease, the scourge that robs people of their memories and, ultimately, their lives. While researchers race to find both the cause and the cure, others are moving just as fast to find the earliest signs that will predict an […]

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patient in a PET scanner

Deficits In Brain’s Reward System Observed In ADHD Patients

A brain-imaging study conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory provides the first definitive evidence that patients suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have lower-than-normal levels of certain proteins essential for experiencing reward and motivation. “These deficits in the brain’s reward system may help explain clinical symptoms of ADHD, including […]

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