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Neuroimaging Predicts Psychosis Onset in Youth

News   Nov 08, 2018 | Original story from MIT

Risk Factors for Schizophrenia Lie in Brain Network Organization

MIT neuroscientists found that patients who develop schizophrenia show abnormally high levels of communication between the superior temporal gyrus (brown) and the limbic regions (green). Image credit: MIT News



Making AI Less Biased


With machine learning systems now being used to determine everything from stock prices to medical diagnoses, it's never been more important to look at how they arrive at decisions. A new approach out of MIT demonstrates that the main culprit is not just the algorithms themselves, but how the data itself is collected.


Brainstem Circuit Helps Us Get Away From Pain


Exposure to uncomfortable sensations elicits a wide range of appropriate and quick reactions, from reflexive withdrawal to more complex feelings and behaviors. To better understand the body’s innate response to harmful activity, researchers at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health, have identified activity in the brain that governs these reactions.


A Single Season of High School Football Causes Changes in the Teenage Brain


Researchers using a new type of magnetic resonance imaging to take brain scans of teenage football players suggest that just one season of playing might be enough to cause microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, even whilst wearing helmets and not sustaining concussions.



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