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Artificial Intelligence Detects Suicidal Tendencies In People Using Brain Scans

Artificial Intelligence Detects Suicidal Tendencies In People Using Brain Scans

Recent scientific progress has allowed us to begin decoding the significance of many different patterns of activity in the brain. Researchers have begun to understand patterns associated with disorders such as depression, in hopes of correcting it. Other research has zeroed in on how language and speech is signalled in…

Scientists Have Been Using A Flawed Method To Diagnose Pain 

Scientists Have Been Using A Flawed Method To Diagnose Pain 

For many years, neuroscientists believed they had identified a specific pattern of brain activity acting as a kind of “signature” for pain in the brain. Recently this so-called “pain matrix” has been called into question, and a new study by British researchers may have shattered the myth once and for…

Scientists Used A Hitchcock Thriller To Measure Patients’ Consciousness

Scientists Used A Hitchcock Thriller To Measure Patients’ Consciousness

Alfred Hitchcock, our master of suspense, was incredibly good at manipulating his audience — a fact that has now come in handy for neuroscientists. When they screened a Hitchcock thriller for volunteers in a brain scanner, they found that brain activity of a man who has been in a vegetative…