MIT study sheds light on what causes compulsive behavior, could improve OCD treatments.
Neuroscientists Ann Graybiel and Kyle Smith examine how to prevent habits from forming.
Amy Robinson is a research affiliate in MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.
This video shows white matter tracts, the long-range connections of the human brain. The tracts are revealed here through a MRI-based method known as 'diffusion tensor imaging' or DTI. The video is based on data produced by Dr Satrajit Ghosh at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT.
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Margaret M. Keane, recorded 12/5/12
James DiCarlo, Earl K. Miller, Recorded 12/5/12
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David Ziegler, recorded 12/5/12
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Warmest wishes this holiday season from your friends at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT.
Researchers have developed a way to monitor how brain cells coordinate with each other to control specific behaviors, such as initiating movement or detecting an odor.