Archive for March, 2012

Science News » Brain Wiring a No-Brainer?

Researcher Van Wedeen MD and colleagues report new evidence of the brain’s elegant simplicity March 30, 2012 in the journal Science. New high resolution scans reveal an astonishingly simple 3D grid structure.

Positive Outcomes For Children When School-Based Mental Health Support Available

A study of more than 18,000 children across England found that embedding mental health support in schools as part of the Targeted Mental Health in Schools (TaMHS) programme led to greater improvements in self-reported behavioural problems among primary pupils...

How to Use Light to Control the Brain

In the film Amèlie , the main character is a young eccentric woman who attempts to change the lives of those around her for the better. One day Amèlie finds an old rusty tin box of childhood mementos in her apartment, hidden by a boy decades earlier. After tracking down Bretodeau, the owner, she lures him to a phone booth where he discovers the box. Upon opening the box and seeing a few marbles, a sudden flash of vivid images come flooding into his mind. Next thing you know, Bretodeau is transported to a time when he was in the schoolyard scrambling to stuff his pockets with hundreds of marbles while a teacher is yelling at him to hurry up.

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How to Use Light to Control the Brain

In the film Amèlie , the main character is a young eccentric woman who attempts to change the lives of those around her for the better. One day Amèlie finds an old rusty tin box of childhood mementos in her apartment, hidden by a boy decades earlier. After tracking down Bretodeau, the owner, she lures him to a phone booth where he discovers the box. Upon opening the box and seeing a few marbles, a sudden flash of vivid images come flooding into his mind. Next thing you know, Bretodeau is transported to a time when he was in the schoolyard scrambling to stuff his pockets with hundreds of marbles while a teacher is yelling at him to hurry up.

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Females On Parole And Mental Illness Risk

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Advisory Committee for Women's Services released a new report, which demonstrates that 18 to 49 year old women on probation or parole have an almost two-fold higher risk of experiencing mental illness compared with other women. The study demonstrated that nearly half of the women in this age range who were on probation (49...

Blog Post » NIMH’s Top 10 Research Advances of 2011

Dr. Insel shares NIMH’s Top 10 Research Advances for 2011.

Blog Post » Treatment Development: The Past 50 Years

Dr. Insel discusses the state of psychiatric research and development (R&D) in the public and private sectors

Science News » NDAR Federation Creates Largest Source of Autism Research Data to Date

A data partnership between the National Database for Autism Research (NDAR), and the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) positions NDAR as possibly the largest repository to date of genetic, phenotypic, clinical, and medical imaging data related to research on autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Science News » Friendly-to-a-Fault, Yet Tense: Personality Traits Traced in Brain

NIH scientists have used three different types of brain imaging to pinpoint a circuit hub buried deep in the front center of the brain in people with Williams syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterized by overly gregarious yet anxious behavior.

Science News » Friendly-to-a-Fault, Yet Tense: Personality Traits Traced in Brain

NIH scientists have used three different types of brain imaging to pinpoint a circuit hub buried deep in the front center of the brain in people with Williams syndrome, a rare genetic disorder characterized by overly gregarious yet anxious behavior.