PsychCentral.com recently checked in with Gaelle Desbordes and Catherine Kerr about their work with meditation and emotion.
Martinos Center News
Newsweek spotlights the Martinos Center's Suzanne Corkin and her work with 'the world's most famous brain' over a span of four decades. The profile follows the recent publication of Corkin's book Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H.M.
A Human Connectome Project image introduces a Smithsonian Magazine article about beauty and the brain. (You can see and read the article here.) This is not the first time a Connectome Project rendering has crossed over into the art world.
Medical Daily has reported a Journal of Visualized Science (JoVE) article by Martinos Center researcher Maria Angela Franceschini and colleagues.
The Martinos Center Optics Division is excited to announce a two-day course on functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). This optical technique is noninvasive, employs no ionizing radiation and is portable, thus offering practitioners a means to monitor oxygenation and map brain activity at bedside.
A PNAS Early Edition paper by Patrick Purdon and colleagues has been making a splash in the news. In "Electroencephalogram signatures of loss and recovery of consciousness from propofols," the researchers report specific EEG signatures that indicate when patients lose and regain consciousness under the general anesthetic drug propofol.
A study by Karin Jensen and colleagues has been receiving attention in the media.