University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown that chronic stress generates long-term changes in the brain that may explain why people suffering chronic stress are prone to mental problems such as anxiety and mood disorders later in life. ...
Plush toy, or Science? White matter connections in the human brain are imaged using diffusion MRI. This “connectome” is output from a 2008 study by Gigandet et al attempting to determine statistical confidence in mapping neural connectivity.
Band heterotopia, also known as double cortex syndrome, is a form of diffuse grey matter heterotopia affecting almost only women. Refractory epilepsy is present in nearly all affected patients, with partial complex and atypical absence epilepsy being the most common syndromes. http://radiopaedia.org/articles/band-heterotopia
Predicting Who Will Have Chronic Pain - Reviewing MRI scans of patients with lower back injuries, researchers were able to predict with 85% accuracy which patients’ pain would persist. The predictor for persistent pain was a specific irregularity identified in axons in the brain’s white matter. This image is a diffusion MRI tractography of the brain’s white matter. Credited to Xavier Gigandet et. al.
Textured Brain by Alfred Anwander and Robin M. Heidemann. The image was created through a technique called diffusion MRI, a process where the spread of water molecules through neural tissue can be measured while revealing the amazing number of connections in the brain. via geekosystem #Brain_Art #Alfred_Anwander #Robin_M_Heidemann