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AI Creates "Growth Chart" for Children's Brains

Researchers at QIMR Berghofer have developed a computer-based “growth chart” that could potentially transform the way paediatricians monitor child brain health and allow for earlier identification of neurodevelopmental delays.
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Wearable Scanner Maps Electrical Activity in the Developing Brain

New research has given the clearest ever picture of young children’s developing brains, using a wearable brain scanner to map electrical brain activity.
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Prototype Self-Powered Sensor Could Make MRIs More Efficient

A self-powered sensor could be incorporated into MRI machines to help prevent motion artifacts, making the process more efficient.
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“Serotonin Center” Studied in Awake Animals for the First Time

By studying how activating the brain’s serotonin center affects awake animals for the first time, scientists show that serotonin activates brain areas influencing behavior and motivation.
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How Does Trauma Impact the Immune System?

Researchers have found that individuals with trauma-related disorders experience an array of physiologic alterations, including immune system disruption. Here, we highlight some of the latest research addressing trauma’s impact on the immune system.
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Study Reveals Expanding and Contracting Blood Vessels in Awake Mouse Brain

Researchers have, for the first time, visualized the full network of blood vessels across the cortex of awake mice, finding that blood vessels rhythmically expand and contract leading to “waves” washing across the surface of the brain.
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Light Therapy Can Increase Brain Connectivity Following Injury

Low-level light therapy appears to affect healing in the brains of people who suffered significant brain injuries, according to a study published today.
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Psilocybin Causes Feelings of “Oceanic Boundlessness”

A new study shows how psilocybin initiates hyperconnectivity in the brain, causing feelings of "oceanic boundlessness", providing insights into its potential use to treat psychiatric disorders.
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Vocal Organ of Reptiles and Mammals Share a Genetic Blueprint

Recent research has revealed a common genetic link between the larynx – the vocal organ of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians – and the syrinx – the vocal organ of birds.
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Sex-Specific Changes Identified in the Cortex of Autistic Children

A new study finds widespread differences in brain development between autistic boys and girls ages 2-13.
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