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Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.
Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender
Shawna Williams | Feb 28, 2018
Brain studies have yielded a mixed picture of the neural similarities and differences between people of different genders.
Brain Activity Reveals Which Songs People Are Listening To
Jim Daley | Feb 5, 2018
Researchers create a program that can use fMRI data to identify which musical pieces are in participants' heads.
Distinct Regions Drive Responses to Anxiety, Fear
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2018
Researchers map brain activity associated with a person’s anticipation of or direct confrontation with danger.
Infographic: Anticipation Versus Confrontation
Catherine Offord | Dec 31, 2017
The brain is activated differently when it’s contemplating, rather than directly facing, a threat.
Studies Yield Clues to Roots of Gulf War Illness
Shawna Williams | Nov 13, 2017
Presentations at the Society for Neuroscience meeting point to changes in neurons and connectivity between brain regions as potential components of the enigmatic condition.
Study: Infants’ Brain Activity Patterns Predict Autism Risk
Aggie Mika | Jun 8, 2017
Scientists provide evidence that blood-flow patterns in six-month-old babies’ brains can accurately predict cognitive and behavioral markers of autism spectrum disorder two years later.
MRI Pioneer Peter Mansfield Dies
Jef Akst | Feb 14, 2017
The Nobel laureate helped lay the groundwork for today’s ubiquitous magnetic resonance imaging machines.
Retrieving Short-Term Memories
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2016
Neurons can continue to capture a short-term memory without continuous firing, researchers show.
Can Science Crack Consciousness?
Paul L. Nunez | Nov 1, 2016
Researchers seek to disentangle the complexity of the human mind from a cross-disciplinary perspective, but the phenomenon may be out of the reach of human understanding.