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Future criminal behavior predicted with brain scan

Researchers from The Mind Research Network and Duke University say neuroimaging data can predict the likelihood of whether a criminal will reoffend following release from prison. Details of the research have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study involved 96 adult male criminal offenders aged between 20 and 52 […]

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Brain waves reveal mind’s internal voice




Eavesdropping on the brain’s internal monologs or communicating with locked-in patients may one day be a reality, as scientists learn how to decode the brain’s electrical activity into audio signals. Reported in PLoS Biology, the technique reads electrical activity in a region of the human auditory system called the superior temporal gyrus (STG). By analyzing […]




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Scans reveal brain’s in-built caste system




Reporting their findings in Current Biology, National Institute of Mental Health researchers say that people of higher subjective socioeconomic status show greater brain activity in response to other high-ranked individuals, while those with lower status have a greater response to other low-status individuals. The functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans show the differences registering in […]




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