TED TALK: Helen Fisher studies the brain in love

Ted Talk Helen Fisher: the brain in love 37 people who are madly in love into a functional MRI brain scanner. 1. 17 who are happily in love 2. 15 who had just been dumped 3. Studying people who claim to be in love after 25 years of marriage. Guatemala temples Built by grandest sun … Continue reading

Real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging: methods and applications.

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Real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging: methods and applications. Magn Reson Imaging. 2007 Jul;25(6):989-1003. Epub 2007 Apr 23. Weiskopf N, Sitaram R, Josephs O, Veit R, Scharnowski F, Goebel R, Birbaumer N, Deichmann R, Mathiak K. Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London, WC1N 3BG London, UK. Abstract Functional magnetic resonance imaging … Continue reading

Neurogenesis in the adult human hippocampus

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Neurogenesis in the adult human hippocampus Nature Medicine 4, 1313 – 1317 (1998) doi:10.1038/3305 Peter S. Eriksson1, 4, Ekaterina Perfilieva1, Thomas Björk-Eriksson2, Ann-Marie Alborn1, Claes Nordborg3, Daniel A. Peterson4 & Fred H. Gage4 1 Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, 41345 Göteborg , Sweden 2 Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Department of … Continue reading

Running increases cell proliferation and neurogenesis in the adult mouse dentate gyrus

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Running increases cell proliferation and neurogenesis in the adult mouse dentate gyrus Nature Neuroscience 2, 266 – 270 (1999) doi:10.1038/6368 Henriette van Praag1, Gerd Kempermann1, 2 & Fred H. Gage1 1 Laboratory of Genetics, The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, 10010 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037, USA 2 Department of Neurology, University … Continue reading

From the neuromatrix to the pain matrix, and back (Iannetti and Mouraux)

From the neuromatrix to the pain matrix (and back) G. D. Iannetti 1 and A. Mouraux2 (I actually met Iannetti at the IASP Congress held in Montreal this September 2010!) (1) Department of Neuroscience, Physiology and Pharmacology, University College London, Medical Sciences Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK (2) Institute of Neurosciences (IONS), Université … Continue reading

Pain: Sites of Origin, Pathways, and Neurotransmitters

Pain: Sites of Origin, Pathways, and Neurotransmitters Source: Canadian Council on Animal Care The precise mechanisms of pain appreciation in the central nervous system have not been fully elucidated although much is known of the pathways involved. Some of the transmitters and receptors that play an important role in pain have been identified. This has … Continue reading

Mapping Pain in the Brain

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Mapping pain in the brain Source A D (Bud) Craig Many areas of the brain are involved in the experience of pain. These areas have been thought to form a distributed pain-processing ‘neuromatrix’ centred on the portions of the cerebral cortex related to the sense of touch. However, a new view suggests that specific pain … Continue reading

TED TALK: Michael Merzenich on re-wiring the brain

Ted Talk April 2009 Michael Merzenich on re-wiring the brain The brain is constructed for change. It confers on us the ability to do things to tomorrow that we can’t do today, things today that we couldn’t do yesterday. Infancy: The brain is born stupid. At birth, there is no indication that there is any … Continue reading

Neurofeedback fMRI-mediated learning and consolidation of regional brain activation during motor imagery

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Neurofeedback fMRI-mediated learning and consolidation of regional brain activation during motor imagery Seung-Schik Yoo, Jong-Hwan Lee, Heather O’Leary, Lawrence P. Panych, and Ferenc A. Jolesz Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Corresponding author: Seung-Schik Yoo, Ph.D. MBA, Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 … Continue reading

Brain–machine interface via real-time fMRI: Preliminary study on thought-controlled robotic arm (Radiology, Harvard)

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Brain–machine interface via real-time fMRI: Preliminary study on thought-controlled robotic arm Jong-Hwan Leea, Jeongwon Ryub, Ferenc A. Jolesza, Zang-Hee Chob and Seung-Schik Yooa, Corresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author aDepartment of Radiology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA, USA bNeuroscience Research Institute, Gachon University of Medicine and … Continue reading

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