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#Brain Scan

# brain-scan - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

A woman was missing part of her brain for 24 years - and nobody noticed

The woman had been nauseous and vomiting for a month before going to her doctor.

# brain-scan - Sunday 11 August, 2013

Scientists have almost found a way to predict our decisions

The new technique uses brain scans to monitor the decision making process, and although it has only been used on small sample, the results are promising.

# brain-scan - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Teenagers' brains could predict the pop hits of the future Music

Teenagers' brains could predict the pop hits of the future

Scanning the brain activity of teenagers while they listen could help pick future chart-toppers – but their own preferences are useless, a new study has found.

# brain-scan - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Scientists unlock mystery of 'sympathy pain': when we feel somebody else getting hurt

Some people are so good at imagining other people’s pain that they physically feel it themselves – and it’s linked to the ‘phantom pain’ amputees suffer in their missing limbs.

# brain-scan - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

ANEW BRAIN scan could mean that the diagnosis of autism in adults could made within 15 minutes.

Conventional diagnosis techniques rely on observation and analysis of a person’s behaviour, which is usually a lengthy and expensive process.

Autism is a disability that affects the normal development of the brain and impacts a person’s ability to interact and communicate socially. Autism is a called a “spectrum” disorder because the symptoms and characteristics of the disorder can present themselves in a wide variety of combinations. It affects mostly males.

Experts at King’s College London have developed the technology, which they hope will eventually replace techniques for diagnosis that are currently used by medical professionals. They have said that further research will be needed before the technique can be used in clinical practice.

Since the study has shown a 90% success rate in detecting ASD in adults, researchers are hoping that they might be able to extend the technique to diagnosing children as well.

The difficulty in diagnosing children means that young people often suffer delays in treatment, prolonging distress and reducing a person’s quality of life.

For more information go to Irish Autism Action.