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  The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.

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01/23
Diaper compound may expand power of microscopes
NIH-funded study may change the way scientists photograph large tissues.…
01/22
Reminders Related to the NIH/AHRQ Policy for Application Submission
Notice NOT-OD-15-059 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
01/22
Reminder to AHRQ Grantees that FY2010 Funds will Expire on September 30, 2015
Notice NOT-HS-15-004 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
01/21
Innovations in Measuring and Managing Addiction Treatment Quality Challenge Prize Competition
Notice NOT-DA-15-040 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
01/21
Salary Limitation on FY 2015 AHRQ Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts
Notice NOT-HS-15-003 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
01/20
Brain recalls old memories via new pathways
Shift in fear retrieval circuitry eyed in anxiety disorders ? NIH-funded studies.…
01/20
NIH researchers tackle thorny side of gene therapy
Pre-clinical studies in mice reveal ways to reduce cancer risk with modified treatment.…
01/16
NIH study reveals many Americans at risk for alcohol-medication interactions
Nearly 42 percent of U.S. adults who drink also report using medications known to interact with alco…
01/12
Panel cites need for individualized, patient-centered approach to treat and monitor chronic pain
Panel concerned about long-term effectiveness of treating chronic pain with prescription opioids.…
01/07
NIH teams with industry to develop treatments for Niemann-Pick Type C disease
Lysosomal storage diseases comprise about 50 rare inherited disorders that usually affect children.…
01/06
Early blood glucose control lengthens life in people with type 1 diabetes
By tightly controlling their blood glucose, people with type 1 diabetes can live longer.…
01/05
Linda Siminerio to chair National Diabetes Education Program
NDEP is a joint program of NIH, CDC and Prevention magazine.…
01/05
NIH grants aim to decipher the language of gene regulation
Researchers will study gene networks and pathways in different systems in the body, such as skin, im…
12/30
Seeking single cells' secrets
NIH awards nearly $8 million in new grants.…
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01/26
Live broadcast from inside the nerve cell
Scientists estimate that our brain consists of about ten to one hundred billions of nerve cells. In …
01/26
Scientists map brains of the blind to solve mysteries of human brain specialization
Studying the brain activity of blind people, scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are ch…
01/26
Would you tell your manager you had a mental health problem?
Although nearly four in 10 workers wouldn't tell their manager if they had a mental health problem, …
01/26
Sounds of silence
Refined techniques in brain activity analysis in zebra finches yields interesting results about how …
01/26
Thirst driving and suppressing signals encoded by distinct neural populations in the brain
Thirst is the basic instinct to drink water. Previously, it was shown that neurons in several circum…
01/26
Mapping the brains of blind people has 'challenged perceptions of how the brain works'
Work on enabling blind people to 'read' and 'see' using aural interpretations of visual data has pro…
01/26
People with autism have 'unique' brain patterns
… a study comparing resting functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans in 141 people…
01/26
Lead's effect on brain is worse for boys than girls, study shows
A study of children aged 3-6 shows executive function and reading readiness skills are more negative…
01/26
International imaging effort unlocks brain secrets
An international study, which included researchers from NUI Galway, has identified significant genet…
01/26
Rare neurological disease shines light on health of essential nerve cells
Ian Duncan is a Scotsman with the iron discipline and stamina of a competitive marathoner, triathlet…
01/26
In infants, pain from vaccinations shows up in brain activity
Infants show distinct, consistent patterns of brain activity in response to painful vaccinations, re…
01/26
Dragnet for epilepsy genes
An international team of scientists together with the University of Bonn Hospital have taken a new p…
01/26
Why reading fiction makes you a better person
… 't. Examining fMRIs (functional magnetic resonance imaging) of the readers' brains …
01/26
01/26
New Multiple Sclerosis Stem Cell Study Shows Improvements
… brain lesions as noted using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) The four-ye…
01/26
Announces Dosing Of Patients Commenced With SBC-103 In Phase 1/2 Study For Mucopolysaccharidosis IIIB And FDA Fast Track Designation Granted
… brain structures as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging. Exploratory biomarkers, SBC-10…
01/26
Brain activity analysis in zebra finches yields interesting results about how vocalization works
… brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI, can give only so ……
01/26
International imaging effort unlocks brain secrets
… analyses of genetic data and MRI scans from more than 30,000 … this study, we have …
01/26
Study of former NFL players reveals specifics of concussive brain damage
Results of the small study of nine men provide further evidence for potential long-term neurological…
01/26
UGA researchers image and measure tubulin transport in cilia
A new study from the University of Georgia, published in the Journal of Cell Biology, shows the mech…
01/26
Thirst 'On/Off' Switch Found in Mouse Brain
… humans. Future studies could use magnetic resonance imaging to scan people's ……
01/26
Researchers at Penn, UC Berkeley and Illinois use oxides to flip graphene conductivity
A team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania; University of California, Berkeley; and U…
01/26
Brain study sheds light on how children with autism process social play
Brain scans confirm significant differences in play behavior, brain activation patterns and stress l…
01/23
Lucid Dreams and Metacognition
According to new research, the brain area which enables self reflection is larger in those who have …
01/22
Clues to obesity offered by new signaling pathway
A Vanderbilt University-led research team has discovered a molecular "rheostat" in the brain's appet…
01/22
The ups and downs of the seemingly idle brain
Even in its quietest moments, the brain is never "off." Instead, while under anesthesia, during slow…
01/22
UCLA Transportation wins state?s top environmental award
UCLA Transportation?s focus on alternative transportation and success in reducing traffic and emissi…
01/22
Shedding light on genetic mutations in autism disorders
Recent research has linked autism with a lack of "pruning" in developing brain connections, but a ne…
01/21
Common genetic variants influence human subcortical brain structures
The highly complex structure of the human brain is strongly shaped by genetic influences. Subcortica…
01/21
Recoded organisms engineered to depend on synthetic amino acids
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are increasingly used in research and industrial systems to pr…
01/21
Biocontainment of genetically modified organisms by synthetic protein design
Essential enzymes in genetically modified organisms are computationally redesigned to functionally d…
01/21
Emotional learning selectively and retroactively strengthens memories for related events
Neurobiological models of long-term memory propose a mechanism by which initially weak memories are …
01/20
New Study Is First To Show That Nearly One In Five Adult Epilepsy Patients Have Adhd Symptoms
Dr. Ettinger Sees Strong Implications for Quality of Life, Mood, Anxiety and Functioning …
01/19
The paraventricular thalamus controls a central amygdala fear circuit
Appropriate responses to an imminent threat brace us for adversities. The ability to sense and predi…
01/19
Distinct relationships of parietal and prefrontal cortices to evidence accumulation
Gradual accumulation of evidence is thought to be fundamental for decision-making, and its neural co…
01/19
A temporal shift in the circuits mediating retrieval of fear memory
Fear memories allow animals to avoid danger, thereby increasing their chances of survival. Fear memo…
01/19
Growth and host interaction of mouse segmented filamentous bacteria in vitro
The gut microbiota plays a crucial role in the maturation of the intestinal mucosal immune system of…
01/19
G-protein-independent coupling of MC4R to Kir7.1 in hypothalamic neurons
The regulated release of anorexigenic ?-melanocyte stimulating hormone (?-MSH) and orexigenic Agouti…
01/14
RBM3 mediates structural plasticity and protective effects of cooling in neurodegeneration
In the healthy adult brain synapses are continuously remodelled through a process of elimination and…
01/14
Neurodegeneration: Cold shock protects the brain
A protein released during hypothermia has been found to affect the progression of neurodegenerative …
01/12
Recognition determinants of broadly neutralizing human antibodies against dengue viruses
Dengue disease is caused by four different flavivirus serotypes, which infect 390 million people yea…
01/12
Osteichthyan-like cranial conditions in an Early Devonian stem gnathostome
The phylogeny of Silurian and Devonian (443?358 million years (Myr) ago) fishes remains the foremost…
01/07
Optogenetic control of organelle transport and positioning
Proper positioning of organelles by cytoskeleton-based motor proteins underlies cellular events such…
01/07
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01/05
Commensal?dendritic-cell interaction specifies a unique protective skin immune signature
The skin represents the primary interface between the host and the environment. This organ is also h…
01/05
Evolution of the snake body form reveals homoplasy in amniote Hox gene function
Hox genes regulate regionalization of the axial skeleton in vertebrates, and changes in their expres…
01/01
Short-term meditation modulates brain activity of insight evoked with solution cue
Meditation has been shown to improve creativity in some situation. However, little is known about t…
01/01
Trait impulsivity is related to ventral ACC and amygdala activity during primary reward anticipation
Trait impulsivity is characterized by behavioral disinhibition and rash decision-making that contri…
01/01
Shifting brain asymmetry: the link between meditation and structural lateralization
Previous studies have revealed an increased fractional anisotropy and greater thickness in the ante…
01/01
Electrocortical evidence of increased post-reappraisal neural reactivity and its link to depressive symptoms
Few studies have examined whether effortful emotion regulation has a protracted impact on subsequen…
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At left: Probability Density Volume for the Cerebellum

Novelty in the BrainMap database can be spotted using mathematical modeling of the activation foci. The novelty is detected as a discrepancy between the 3D coordinates and the anatomical label. The method finds a few entry errors in BrainMap together with a few errors in the original articles. The result is available as an automatic generated list of BrainMap outliers (Note the functional interface to the BrainMap database has been changed so the URL for the database does not work).Technical:The mathematical modeling is based on probability density modeling using the Specht kernel density estimate (Parzen window) applied on the 3D Talairach space conditioned on the words and phrases of the anatomical label. Novelty detection is implemented by directly ranking the likelihood.
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