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For a long time, I have wanted to expand my lab facilities to be able to record not only behavioural data at millisecond resolution, but also to expand with neuroimaging such as EEG. Although I am already doing neuroimaging using functional and structural MRI at the DRCMR, I have had an interest in trying other [...]

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An already influential paper by Salimpoor et al. in Nature Neuroscience, suggests that we need to rethink how the reward system works, most notably the neural distinction between expectation and experience of rewards. By using PET scanning to probe the binding of dopamine in the (subcortical) brain, and using fMRI to learn more about the [...]

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Just out now in the Journal of Economic Psychology, Martin and I have an article (PDF) in which we describe different ways in which genetic (and neurotransmitter) variation can affect decision making. Indeed, there are many ways in which this can happen. Our first concern was to carve out some of the roles of emotional [...]

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In a recent review article in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, Antonio Rangel, Colin Camerer and Read Montague suggest a framework for neuroeconomic research. Indeed, the very core of its idea is simple, but not simplistic. After reading the article, I think it will provide a useful reference for future research into neuroeconomics, aka value-based decision making. [...]

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It’s been a while, and whoah! have we been drowning in work or what? The media here in Denmark have caught on both our stories about teenage brains and stem cells in mother’s brains. Here is a nice demo of how MRI can be used to study not only the brain per se, but also [...]

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The next International Imaging Genetics Conference is opening its doors now for registration. The third year in a row, building on two successful conferences, this third meeting will also house two separate workshops: one on brain imaging for geneticists; and one on genetics for brain imagers. All in the spirit of crossing the bridge between [...]

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It’s not every day that we see a new journal emerging. However, Springer now launches a new journal called Brain Imaging and Behavior. According to the mission statement, the goal of the journal is to publish innovative, clinically-relevant research using neuroimaging approaches to enhance the understanding of neural mechanisms underlying disorders of cognition, affect and [...]

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Gene-hyped as we are here at BrainEthics, I'm mentioning a few articles that are highlighting the relationship between genes, brain and mind. As neuroscience deals with the wet matter of the mind – the fatty, information-processing and massively energy consuming body part we call the brain – we must also realize that the basic building [...]

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In a just published paper in PNAS by Le Bihan and colleagues, a technique called diffusion MRI is used to measure the activation of the brain. This is rather unusual. Diffusion MRI is normally used to measure the diffusion, or movement, of water in the brain. Grey matter is relatively disorganized and water is less [...]

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Several studies today are looking at different changes in the brain structures in healthy vs. non-healthy development, and other brain diseases. In a study just published in the Journal of Neuroscience, David van Essen and colleagues studied the brains of people suffering from Williams syndrome, a rare genetic developmental order that is characterised by "a [...]

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