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Commercial fMRI neurobollocks - no, you cannot record your dreams (yet).

With thanks to Micah Allen (@neuroconscience) for pointing this one out.

My day job is as an fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) researcher, so you can imagine how tickled I was when I came across a brand-new neurobollocks-peddler who’s chosen to set up shop right on my patch! 1,000 more words


THP Semifinalist: fNIR Brain Imager

The current research tool du jour in the field of neuroscience and psychology is the fMRI, or functional magnetic resonance imaging. It’s basically the same as the MRI machine found in any well equipped hospital, but with a key difference: it can detect very small variances in the blood oxygen levels, and thus areas of activity in the brain. 319 more words

Medical Hacks

Neuroimaging study shows disrupted networks in the brain of dyslexic readers.

Dyslexia, the most commonly diagnosed learning disability in the United States, is a neurological reading disability that occurs when the regions of the brain that process written language don’t function normally. 533 more words


The brilliance of Neymar – is it all in the brain?

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior was arguably the star of the 2014 World Cup, scoring 4 crucial goals for the host nation Brazil. Indeed after the talismanic striker was injured in the Quarter-Finals, Brazil collapsed  in the Semi-Finals against the eventual winners Germany, … 428 more words


Connectome: Is it worth?

The brain is like the universe, a vast unknown. When I think about it, I cannot help drawing parallels between how we try to investigate the universe and the brain. 739 more words


New research sheds light on how children’s brains memorise facts.

As children learn basic arithmetic, they gradually switch from solving problems by counting on their fingers to pulling facts from memory. The shift comes more easily for some kids than for others, but no one knows why.  754 more words


Top 200 terms in cognitive neuroscience according to neurosynth

Tonight I was playing around with some of the top features in neurosynth (the searchable terms with the highest number of studies containing that term). … 117 more words

Cognitive Neuroscience