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Professor identifies brain signature for negative emotion

One of the images Chang used in the study to evince negative emotions. (Source:  Flickr, Credit: AndreasS)

Professor Luke Chang at Dartmouth College has identified a brain signature that can predict emotion with impressive accuracy. By applying machine learning techniques to fMRI data, he mapped disparate regions of the brain that work together to produce strong emotions. These findings could one day be used as ‘benchmarks’ for […]

Greater social reward signal in the brain associated with trust

Trust in a friend is associated with a heightened sense of reward from the interaction. (Source: Wikimedia Commons, Credit: Venpia)

According to a study conducted by Professor Luke Chang at Dartmouth College, people find their interactions with close friends more rewarding than interactions with strangers. This holds true even if their chances of being rewarded by either interaction is the same, implying a role of prior trust in establishing such […]

Changes in eyes related to development of schizophrenia

A myriad of visual problems based in the eyes may contribute to the symptoms and development of schizophrenia. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Two researchers from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Rutgers University have found that changes in the structure of the eyes are associated with schizophrenia. Such changes provide another means to understand the disorder beyond changes in the brain (1). However, as the retina is […]

Researchers discover the key to staying dry underwater

Caption: Aquatic insects such as the pictured water bug use the same nanoscale surface roughness as the experimental, synthetic compounds in order to remain dry. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Oftentimes, the state of being “underwater” and being “wet” are used synonymously, but one can be wet without being underwater; and according to researchers at Northwestern University, one can be underwater without being wet (1). Through a combination of analysis of “air-retaining insect surfaces” used by aquatic insects, aging and […]

Age-related metabolic stress degrades our immune systems: Preventable with antioxidants

The body’s ability to create new T-cells decreases with age. (Source: Wikimedia Commons, Credit: NIAID)

For a long time, there has been a suspected connection between normal immune function and antioxidants, according to The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor Petrie (1). A new study by the Florida campus of TSRI has finally discovered the mechanism underlying the age-related degradation of the immune system and how […]

  • One of the images Chang used in the study to evince negative emotions. (Source:  Flickr, Credit: AndreasS)
  • Trust in a friend is associated with a heightened sense of reward from the interaction. (Source: Wikimedia Commons, Credit: Venpia)
  • A myriad of visual problems based in the eyes may contribute to the symptoms and development of schizophrenia. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
  • Caption: Aquatic insects such as the pictured water bug use the same nanoscale surface roughness as the experimental, synthetic compounds in order to remain dry. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
  • The body’s ability to create new T-cells decreases with age. (Source: Wikimedia Commons, Credit: NIAID)
  • Modern electrical engineers and neuroscientists join forces to develop brain-computer interfaces that improve the lives of patients with neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
  • A power plant releasing CO2 and other green house gases into the atmosphere. Source: FreeFoto, Credit: Ian Britton
One of the images Chang used in the study to evince negative emotions. (Source:  Flickr, Credit: AndreasS)

Professor identifies brain signature for negative emotion

Professor Luke Chang at Dartmouth College has identified a brain signature that can predict emotion with impressive accuracy. By applying machine learning techniques to fMRI data, he mapped disparate regions of the brain that work together to produce strong emotions. These findings could one day be used as ‘benchmarks’ for […]

Trust in a friend is associated with a heightened sense of reward from the interaction. (Source: Wikimedia Commons, Credit: Venpia)

Greater social reward signal in the brain associated with trust

According to a study conducted by Professor Luke Chang at Dartmouth College, people find their interactions with close friends more rewarding than interactions with strangers. This holds true even if their chances of being rewarded by either interaction is the same, implying a role of prior trust in establishing such […]

A myriad of visual problems based in the eyes may contribute to the symptoms and development of schizophrenia. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Changes in eyes related to development of schizophrenia

Two researchers from the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai and Rutgers University have found that changes in the structure of the eyes are associated with schizophrenia. Such changes provide another means to understand the disorder beyond changes in the brain (1). However, as the retina is […]

Caption: Aquatic insects such as the pictured water bug use the same nanoscale surface roughness as the experimental, synthetic compounds in order to remain dry. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Researchers discover the key to staying dry underwater

Oftentimes, the state of being “underwater” and being “wet” are used synonymously, but one can be wet without being underwater; and according to researchers at Northwestern University, one can be underwater without being wet (1). Through a combination of analysis of “air-retaining insect surfaces” used by aquatic insects, aging and […]

The body’s ability to create new T-cells decreases with age. (Source: Wikimedia Commons, Credit: NIAID)

Age-related metabolic stress degrades our immune systems: Preventable with antioxidants

For a long time, there has been a suspected connection between normal immune function and antioxidants, according to The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Professor Petrie (1). A new study by the Florida campus of TSRI has finally discovered the mechanism underlying the age-related degradation of the immune system and how […]

Modern electrical engineers and neuroscientists join forces to develop brain-computer interfaces that improve the lives of patients with neurodegenerative diseases. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Stanford engineers improve the precision of brain-controlled prostheses

Whenever we perform a complex motion, our brain and muscles work together effortlessly to execute the desired movements with accuracy and precision. However, patients with spinal cord injuries or neurodegenerative diseases can no longer perform these once-easy tasks because the connections between their brain and muscles are damaged. To improve […]

A power plant releasing CO2 and other green house gases into the atmosphere. Source: FreeFoto, Credit: Ian Britton

High levels of CO2 threaten oceans

                            The oceans, Earth’s great bodies of water, help keep the climate stable by stopping dramatic temperature changes with their ability to slowly absorb and release heat. They also provide a home to millions of marine ecosystems. However, lately, this […]

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