Tag: fMRI

FMRI Scans Help Reveal ‘Fingerprints’ Of Mental Diseases

FMRI stands for functional magnetic resonance imaging. As the name reveals, it helps in taking images by detecting the deviations of blood flow. Since the activities of the neuronal activation and the cerebral blood flow are interconnected, FMRI effectively takes images of the brain to explain its functionalities more clearly. This is a much effective […]

fMRI and Fetal Gender Brains

Male and female human brains tend to go in separate directions right from the womb. In a recent study published in the April edition of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, researchers have revealed that functional connectivity is different between sexes from the very early stages of neurodevelopment. Resting-state functional MRI or fMRI was used to image the […]

Lack of Sleep = Increase in Pain

Chronic sleeplessness has always been attributed to depression, irritability, and weight gain. However, researchers have now found yet another health implication of lack of sleep: it increases your sensitivity to pain. A team of scientists used Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to identify the association between sleeplessness and the body’s ability to cope with pain. […]

fMRI and Consciousness

In the past few years, Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) of the human brain has been harnessed as an innovative tool to study consciousness. Functional MRI examinations now offer an integral source of valuable insights pertaining to the “modeling of integrative brain functions.” The human brain in its fully conscious, partially conscious, and vegetative conditions […]