A new study looks at how a software program can help recognize patterns of brain activity which may help doctors diagnose mental health disorders more accurately.
Researchers from the University College London (UCL) looked at the brain responses and patterns when people were shown images of happy faces and neutral faces. They noted that the brain patterns were different in healthy individuals compared to those with bipolar disorder or unipolar disorder—also known as major depressive disorder.
Past studies have largely used static magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), focusing on a single patient population. In this new study, Janaina Mourao-Miranda, PhD, a Wellcome Trust Research Career Development Fellow at UCL, used functional MRI to look at how brain patterns and activity change while an individual is participating in the test.View Article