Religious and spiritual experiences activate the brain reward circuits in much the same way as love, sex, gambling, drugs and music, report researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The findings were published Nov. 29 in the journal Social Neuroscience. ... Read MoreRadiology
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Most people could benefit from a few extra hours of sleep every night. But some people habitually sleep much less than the recommended amount, yet report feeling no ill effects. A new University of Utah study, published Sept. 15 in Brain and Behavior, finds that patterns of neural connections in the brains of so-called “habitual short sleepers” suggest that some of these people may be efficient sleepers, but may also be more tired than they realize.... Read MoreRadiology
UCAIR researcher Dr. Larry Zeng finds a way to mathematically improve the quality of the lower-resolution CT images taken with lower doses of radiation.... Read MoreRadiology
University of Utah radiologists help baffled Hogle Zoo veterinarians diagnose an ailing sea star by administering an MRI. ... Read MoreRadiology
Laurie Falk, left, and Morgan Sidwell demonstrate the new Multitom Rax Twin Robotic X-ray System at University Hospital in Salt Lake City on Friday. The universal diagnostic imaging system will allow physicians the ability to perform a broad array of examinations, including CT scans, in a single room without ever having to move the patient. ... Read MoreRadiology
SALT LAKE CITY - Brain scans from nearly 200 adolescent boys provide evidence that the brains of compulsive video game players are wired differently. Chronic video game play is associated with hyperconnectivity between several pairs of brain networks. Some of the changes are predicted to help game players respond to new information. Other changes are associated with distractibility and poor impulse control. The research, a collaboration between the University of Utah School of Medicine, and Chung-Ang University in South Korea, was published online in Addiction Biology on Dec. 22, 2015. ... Read MoreRadiology