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Quick History of Neuroimaging

Humans have dedicated thousands of years to studying and observing the brain, gaining more knowledge every century. Here is a look at how far we've come - from drilling holes into the brain to noninvasive digital imaging techniques.

Dementia Research Furthered by MRI Scans of ‘Super agers’

Though memory loss is natural and common, researchers are now realizing it is not universal and possibly even preventable.

The Neuroscience Behind Poor Decision Making

Have you ever walked into your house from the store, opened your bags and asked yourself, “Why did I buy this?” That is exactly the phenomenon Paul Glimcher, a neuroscientist at New York University, is trying to understand - why do we make poor economic decisions?

MRI Scans Reveal How Traumatic Events Affect Our Memories

PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is something all too common for around 5.4 million people in the United States.
 As we finish out Mental Health Awareness Month, take a look at how the findings from a recent study using MRI scans may help improve treatment and rehabilitation for PTSD.

Brain Training: The End of the Prozac Generation

Are we moving into a post-pharmaceutical age in the treatment of neurological and psychiatric illness? If the flurry of wearable sensors, brain-computer interfaces, and non-invasive brain stimulation research are any measure, then the answer is “yes.”