Oncology & Cancer

Tetris-like program could speed breast cancer detection

Researchers from the University of Adelaide's Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) are developing a fully automated medical image analysis program to detect breast tumours. The program uses a unique style to focus ...

Neuroscience

Researchers magnify the brain in motion with every heartbeat

Understanding how the brain moves – at rest and upon impact – has been crucial to understanding brain disorders, but technology has lagged behind. Now, researchers at Stanford University and the University of Auckland ...

Neuroscience

Gamers have an advantage in learning: study

Neuropsychologists of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum let video gamers compete against non-gamers in a learning competition. During the test, the video gamers performed significantly better and showed an increased brain activity ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How long should children play video games?

A new study indicates that playing video games for a limited amount of time each week may provide benefits to children, but too much can be detrimental. The findings are published in the Annals of Neurology.

Neuroscience

Brain scans show we take risks because we can't stop ourselves

A new study correlating brain activity with how people make decisions suggests that when individuals engage in risky behavior, such as drunk driving or unsafe sex, it's probably not because their brains' desire systems are ...

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