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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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06/02
High Quality Human and Non-Human Primate Genome Sequences (U24)
Funding Opportunity RFA-HG-15-027 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. NHGRI se…
06/02
NIH to host telebriefing to discuss panel report from Pathways to Prevention Workshop: Advancing the Research on ME/CFS
Panel will hold a press telebriefing to discuss their findings with members of the media.…
06/02
Request for Information: Antimicrobial Resistance Rapid, Point-of-Care Diagnostic Test Challenge
Notice NOT-OD-15-104 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
06/01
NIH Transformative Research Awards (R01)
Funding Opportunity RFA-RM-15-005 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. The NIH …
06/01
Notice of Corrections to RFA-AI-15-029 "Martin Delaney Collaboratories for HIV Cure Research (UM1)"
Notice NOT-AI-15-037 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
06/01
NCI-MATCH trial will link targeted cancer drugs to gene abnormalities
Study to examine targeted therapies for tumors with specific gene mutations regardless of cancer typ…
05/29
Antibiotic approved for treating infant abdominal infections
NIH-funded study evaluated meropenem in children under 3 months.…
05/28
A patient?s budding cortex -- in a dish?
Networking neurons thrive in 3-D human "organoid".…
05/28
Nearly 1 in 7 Hispanic/Latino adults has some hearing loss
NIH-funded research points to factors related to environment, cultural subgroup, and certain medical…
05/27
Five named to NIAMS Advisory Council
Council members provide advice on broad policy issues, make recommendations on research proposals.…
05/27
Starting antiretroviral treatment early improves outcomes for HIV-infected individuals
NIH-funded trial results likely will impact global treatment guidelines.…
05/20
Animals? presence may ease social anxiety in kids with autism
NIH-funded study could have implications for treatment.…
05/20
Scientists create mice with a major genetic cause of ALS and FTD
NIH-funded study provides new platform for testing treatments for several neurodegenerative disorder…
05/19
NHLBI Media Availability: New form of interleukin-2 could be fine-tuned to fight disease
Finding shows potential benefit to transplantation and autoimmune disease.…
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Blog Post » Collaborative Care
Dr. Insel lauds University of Washington psychiatrist and researchers Wayne Katon and the collaborat…
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Blog Post » BRAIN Awareness
March 16-22 is Brain Awareness Week, an opportunity to celebrate neuroscience. Dr. Insel talks about…
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Blog Post » Targeting Suicide
Suicide only occasionally makes the national news, but it is the 10th leading cause of death in the …
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Blog Post » What Caused This to Happen? ? Part 2
A London neuroscientist suggests two kinds of causes for disease; Dr. Insel talks about the implicat…
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Blog Post » Crowdsourcing RDoC
NIMH?s RDoC initiative is in keeping with current interest in precision medicine. In his latest blog…
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Blog Post » A Plan for Changing Times
NIMH?s new Strategic Plan for Research is a broad roadmap for the Institute?s priorities for the nex…
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Blog Post » Mental Health Awareness Month: By the Numbers
Statistics paint a picture of the impact of mental illness in the United States; Dr. Insel reviews t…
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Blog Post » Transparency
Dr. Insel introduces a white paper posted on the NIMH website which provides answers to many of the …
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Blog Post » Training for the Future
Dr. Insel talks about the important of incorporating neuroscience in the training of psychiatric res…
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Video » NIMH Director?s Innovation Speaker Series - Dr. Alyce S. Adams, PhD
Dr. Alyce S. Adams, PhD, presents ?When Access isn?t Enough - Persistent Disparities among our Natio…
06/02
Reflection in medical education can lead to less burn-out
With physician burnout on the rise it is all the more integral for students to learn ways to engage …
06/02
Mass. General team develops transplantable bioengineered forelimb in an animal model
A team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has made the first steps towards development …
06/02
Researchers pinpoint epicenter of brain's predictive ability
In recent years, scientists have discovered that the human brain works on predictions, contrary to t…
06/02
Childhood trauma gets under the skin
Long-term changes in immune function caused by childhood trauma could explain increased vulnerabilit…
06/02
Neuroimaging findings generally nondiagnostic in kids with sports-related concussions
Researchers examined neuroimaging studies obtained in children and adolescents with sports-related c…
06/02
Neuroimaging findings generally nondiagnostic in kids with sports-related concussions Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group
… quot;the need to consider [magnetic resonance imaging] in pediatric patients with … …
06/02
Brain link to true love
… test, the subjects were given magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Brain waves were measured …
06/02
Hybrid SPECT/CT for the assessment of a painful hip after uncemented total hip arthroplasty
Background: The diagnosis of hip pain after total hip replacement (THR) represents a highly challeng…
06/02
Risks of whole brain radiation therapy outweigh benefits for patients with limited brain metastases
Whole Brain Radiation Therapy (WBRT) is associated with significantly worse cognitive function than …
06/02
Amphetamines could make an old mind young again: Stimulant 'restores brain function and boosts memory'
… activity was measured using functional MRI scans, performed while they undertook a ……
06/02
Poor sleep linked to toxic buildup of Alzheimer's protein, memory loss University of California - Berkeley
… beta-amyloid in the brain; functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to measure activit…
06/02
Legal high addiction led to coma for Devon man
… in February this year an MRI scan revealed he had a choroidal ……
06/01
Dedifferentiation of emotion regulation strategies in the aging brain
Different emotion regulation strategies are distinctly represented in the brains of younger adults.…
06/01
Empathy predicts false belief reasoning ability: evidence from the N400
Interpreting others’ actions relies on an understanding of their current mental state. Emergi…
06/01
Is moral beauty different from facial beauty? Evidence from an fMRI study
Is moral beauty different from facial beauty? Two functional magnetic resonance imaging experiments…
06/01
Attachment-security priming attenuates amygdala activation to social and linguistic threat
A predominant expectation that social relationships with others are safe (a secure attachment style…
06/01
Even when we're resting, our brains are preparing us to be social, UCLA reports
… activity was tracked using functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI. Most of the &#8…
06/01
Staying fit in middle age may help prevent loss of brain volume
… cardio-respiratory fitness. They also used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect chan…
06/01
How to trust a perfect stranger: predicting initial trust behavior from resting-state brain-electrical connectivity
Reciprocal exchanges can be understood as the updating of an initial belief about a partner. This i…
06/01
Neural dynamics of social tie formation in economic decision-making
The disposition for prosocial conduct, which contributes to cooperation as arising during social in…
06/01
OXTR polymorphism predicts social relationships through its effects on social temperament
Humans have a fundamental need for strong interpersonal bonds, yet individuals differ appreciably i…
06/01
Implicit emotion regulation affects outcome evaluation
Efficient implicit emotion regulation processes, which run without awareness, are important for hum…
06/01
Fearfulness moderates the link between childhood social withdrawal and adolescent reward response
Withdrawal from peers during childhood may reflect disruptions in reward functioning that heighten …
06/01
Plasma for medical and biological uses: New electron density diagnostic method
The National Institutes of Natural Sciences and their research group have developed an electron dens…
06/01
Oxytocin increases the likeability of physically formidable men
Physical size and strength are associated with dominance and threat. The current study tested (i) w…
06/01
Influence of COMT genotype and affective distractors on the processing of self-generated thought
The catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) enzyme is a major determinant of prefrontal dopamine levels…
06/01
Neural correlates of action perception at the onset of functional grasping
Event-related potentials were recorded while infants observe congruent or incongruent grasping acti…
06/01
Be nice if you have to -- the neurobiological roots of strategic fairness
Social norms, such as treating others fairly regardless of kin relations, are essential for the fun…
06/01
I know what I will see: action-specific motor preparation activity in a passive observation task
Literature on mirror neurons has shown that seeing someone preparing to move generates in the motor…
05/29
Researchers find 'lost' memories
Scientists use optogenetics to reactivate memories that could not otherwise be retrievedMemories tha…
05/29
Stanford researchers tie unexpected brain structures to creativity -- and to stifling it
Investigators at Stanford University have found a surprising link between creative problem-solving a…
05/28
Rest Prepares the Brain for Social Interaction
A new study reports that even during periods of rest, our brain is preparing us to socially connect …
05/28
Cerebellum Plays Unexpected Role in the Creative Process
Researchers find heightened activity in the cerebellum when people embark in creative problem solvin…
05/28
Study identifies brain regions activated when pain intensity doesn't match expectation
Picture yourself in a medical office, anxiously awaiting your annual flu shot. The nurse casually st…
05/28
Molecules involved in Alzheimer's have a role in weakening of connections between neurons
Graham Collingridge finds molecules strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease are important playe…
05/28
Researchers Reactivate Lost Memories With Optogenetics
A new study claims researchers have been able to reactivate memories which could not otherwise be re…
05/28
Sleep Away Your Social Biases
Habitual reactions to others could be altered during sleep based intervention, a new study reports. …
05/27
Imaging test may identify biomarker of Alzheimer's disease
"Alzheimer's is a gray matter disease," said Federica Agosta, M.D., Ph.D., co-author of the study co…
05/27
Study examines association of genetic variants with cognitive impairment
Individually rare but collectively common intermediate-size copy number variations may be negatively…
05/27
Interaction and signalling between a cosmopolitan phytoplankton and associated bacteria
Interactions between primary producers and bacteria impact the physiology of both partners, alter th…
05/27
Imaging test may identify biomarker of Alzheimer's disease
Degeneration of the white matter of the brain may be an early marker of specific types of Alzheimer'…
05/27
Study examines association of genetic variants with cognitive impairment
Individually rare but collectively common intermediate-size copy number variations may be negatively…
05/27
Cocaine addiction, craving and relapse
One of the major challenges of cocaine addiction is the high rate of relapse after periods of withdr…
05/27
Study examines hospice use and depression symptoms in surviving spouses
While most surviving spouses had more depression symptoms following the death of their partner regar…
05/27
Genetic defect linked to visual impairment in dyslexics
A risk gene for dyslexia is associated with impairments in visual motion detection, according to a s…
05/27
A prefrontal?thalamo?hippocampal circuit for goal-directed spatial navigation
Trajectory-dependent firing of neurons within the nucleus reuniens of the thalamus?hippocampus circu…
05/27
The hypoxic cancer secretome induces pre-metastatic bone lesions through lysyl oxidase
Tumour metastasis is a complex process involving reciprocal interplay between cancer cells and host …
05/25
Cell-intrinsic adaptation of lipid composition to local crowding drives social behaviour
Cells sense the context in which they grow to adapt their phenotype and allow multicellular patterni…
05/24
MRI Texture Analysis Reveals Deep Gray Nuclei Damage in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
CONCLUSIONSTA of T1 weighted images revealed DGN alterations in patients with ALS, namely in the tha…
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Yoshihito Yagi is exploring sophisticated rednering methods for displaying the results of diffusion tractography. HIs 2005 master's project, Visualizing Fiber Tracts in the Brain Using Diffusion Tensor Data was the development of FiberKit, a toolset for interactive visualization of these brain connectivity data.
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