Brain Scans Can 'read Our Dreams'

Scientists have found a way to read people's dreams using brain scans, a new study suggests.

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    Come January, millions of low-income adults will gain health insurance coverage through Medicaid in one of the farthest-reaching provisions of the Obama health care law. More
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    NASA is blaming Congress for the need to pay $424 million more to Russia to get U.S. astronauts into space. More
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    The likely deadline for Congress to prevent the government's first default will be later than earlier thought, a Washington think tank has found. The Bipartisan Policy Center said Friday that the government probably won't reach the brink of default until early September or early October. More
  • U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list
    The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed. Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states, carving out an a exception for a small pocket of about 75 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a draft document obtained by The Times. More
  • Screen Use Tied to Children’s Brain Development
    A new study using sophisticated brain scans found an association between screen use and the development of young ... I am the national medical director of Reach Out and Read, the national organization ...
    11/4/2019 - 3:05 am | View Link
  • Faith, Truth and Forgiveness: How Your Brain Processes Abstract Thoughts
    The work is based on nine adult brain scans from a culturally homogenous community on the ... You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate. If you like what we ...
    10/29/2019 - 3:09 am | View Link
  • AI spots bleeds in the brain, may speed stroke treatment
    Yuh and her team used a library of nearly 4,440 CT scans to train their AI to look for brain bleeding. These scans are not easy to read, she said. They are low-contrast black-and-white images full of ...
    10/24/2019 - 5:54 am | View Link
  • AI rivals expert radiologists at detecting brain hemorrhages
    Viewing an image in patches is also how people read text or look at a computer screen ... The authors are now applying the algorithm to CT scans from trauma centers across the country that ...
    10/21/2019 - 8:04 am | View Link
  • Study finds that learning to read enhances the brain in more ways than one
    During these scans, participants were shown sentences, letters, and other visual categories, such as faces. The goal was to see whether or not their brains had changed since learning to read — and ...
    09/17/2019 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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  • Brain MRI: A Systematic Reading | Neurosurgery Basics
    Brain MRI: A Systematic Reading Weights and Planes MRI images are commonly viewed in three planes: axial, coronal, and sagittal. Shades of Gray Matter The routine MRI is presented as black and whit…
    11/6/2019 - 9:21 pm | View Website
  • Brain Imaging Techniques | Boundless Psychology
    Brain MRI: MRI brain scan (in the axial plane—that is, slicing from front-to-back and side-to-side through the head) showing a brain tumor at the bottom right. The fMRI is a series of MRIs that measures both the structure and the functional activity of the brain through computer adaptation of multiple images.
    11/5/2019 - 7:13 pm | View Website
  • MRI Brain Scan
    How accurate is a brain scan? The type of brain scan you will receive is known as a T2 scan. It can detect abnormalities of the brain the size of 5 mm and larger. A T2 scan will generate about 20 images of the brain. What are some common uses of the MRI procedure? MRI is used to detect brain tumors, strokes and play a role in the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. In addition, it can be used to follow the progression of disorders head trauma, bleeding in the brain, tumors of the pituitary.
    11/1/2019 - 10:09 am | View Website
  • Brain Scans and Dementia | Stanford Health Care
    Brain Scans. Doctors frequently request a CT or MRI scan of the brain when they are examining a patient with suspected dementia. CT scans, which use X-rays to detect brain structures, can show evidence of brain atrophy, strokes and ischemia, changes to the blood vessels, and other problems such as hydrocephalus and subdural hematomas.
    11/1/2019 - 9:48 am | View Website
  • SPECT scan
    A SPECT scan is a type of nuclear imaging test, which means it uses a radioactive substance and a special camera to create 3-D pictures. While imaging tests such as X-rays can show what the structures inside your body look like, a SPECT scan produces images that show how your organs work.
    10/30/2019 - 9:29 am | View Website
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