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January 01, 2019
It’s a challenging proposition for anyone: Lie flat on your back, helmet covering half of your face, in a tight-quartered MRI capsule that would make even the non-claustrophobe jittery. Then try not to move for 45 minutes. For children and adolescents with autism and low verbal and cognitive performance (LVCP), that proposition has been nearly impossible without sedation — until now.
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April 17, 2018
Research led by BYU psychology professor Scott Steffensen is showing that acupuncture can have a very real impact at the neurological level, better helping those recovering from addiction.

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March 27, 2018
A recent study by BYU psychology professor Daniel Kay suggests a dysfunction in the inhibition process could be what causes those with insomnia to have a hard time fully falling asleep.

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February 13, 2018
Most people agree that getting a little exercise helps when dealing with stress. A new BYU study discovers exercise under stress also helps protect your memory.

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October 19, 2017
A newly published study by BYU researchers details how marijuana affects an adolescent brain’s reward center, at the cellular level.

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April 10, 2017
Erin Kaseda, just a junior, recently presented her research at a prestigious professional neuroscience conference in Spain, as one of just three students invited. She was the only undergrad.

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November 09, 2016
A Brigham Young University MRI expert worked with a UK-based team on the world’s largest health-imaging study, a massive undertaking to scan the brain of more than 100,000 people to find connections with developing diseases.

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March 21, 2016
For the first time since the 3-Minute Thesis competition began at BYU, there was a three-way tie for first place.

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June 30, 2014
The National Institutes of Health has turned to neuroscientists at the nation’s most “Stone Cold Sober” university for help finding ways to treat drug and alcohol addiction.

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