Summary #1486

When peeking at your brain may help with mental illness

eurekalert.org
  • Experimental treatments use fMRI brain imaging to teach mental illness patients how to optimize their brain activity.
  • Scientists analyzed 17 relevant studies with 410 total participants, and concluded that people can regulate their own brain activity when they see it in real time.
  • The method is called neurofeedback, and it shows promise as a way to treat mental illness patients.
  • However, the method has to be studied more in order to understand how it works, and how to unlock its potential as a treatment.

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