Scientists have been studying biological signs of depression in the brain, looking for markers that could be used to identify the disorder. A team of scientists recently developed a technique using machine learning that can identify whether a given patient’s brain scan shows one of depression’s neural signatures [Read more…] about Machine learning study finds standardized brain scan biomarker to detect depression with 66% accuracy
“UCLA researchers recruited 35 people ages 45 to 75 and asked about their physical activity levels and the average number of hours per day they spent sitting over the previous week. Each person had a high-resolution MRI scan, which provides a detailed look at the medial temporal lobe, or MTL, a brain region involved in the formation of new memories.
The researchers found that sedentary behavior is a significant predictor of thinning of the MTL and [Read more…] about The more hours you sit per day, the smaller your medial temporal lobe (MTL) seems to become, brain scans show
“It may look like something befitting Halloween’s Michael Myers, but the device pictured above is actually a breakthrough in neuroscience—a portable, wearable brain scanner that can monitor neural activity while a person is moving [Read more…] about Wearable brain scanners to enable broader, easier, cheaper access to neuroimaging
Inside the adult ADHD brain (MIT News):
“About 11 percent of school-age children in the United States have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). While many of these children eventually “outgrow” the disorder, some [Read more…] about Can brain scans identify ADHD and help predict treatment response?
- An article on the role of neuroplasticity in Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ recovery.
- A new study that used a blood test able to detect beta amyloid 42 (the protein fragment that makes up Alzheimer’s plaque) and suggested that the association between amyloid and cognitive decline could be modified by cognitive reserve.
- An article on a new brain scan technology to detect Alzheimer’s pathology in the brain.
- An article reporting the answer of Don Tapscott to the question “What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit?” [Read more…] about Interesting Recent Studies and Articles on Neuroplasticity, Cognitive Reserve, and Brain Fitness