Sunday, 4. March 2012
This is a significant step forward in our understanding of how the action plans of the human brain, said Jason Gallivan, a doctoral student in neuroscience West, who was the first author on the paper.Although it is impossible for an outsider to eradicate the stigma associated with HIV / AIDS in Africa, Mr. Smith found a way to communicate effectively the education piece of the puzzle. By working directly with Aboriginal nursing educators in Africa, educates them on early intervention and prevention strategies, such as ensuring that they put on protective clothing such as gloves, gowns and masks.
In the course of a year of study, human subjects had their brain activity using functional magnetic resonance imaging scans while they performed one of the three movements of the hand: Place the top of an object, entering the bottom of an object , or simply touch the object. The team found that by using signals from different brain regions, could predict better than chance, what are the actions of volunteers, was designed to do only a few seconds later.
Neuroimaging allows us to examine how planning action takes place in areas of the human brain, without inserting electrodes directly into the human brain. This is obviously much less intrusive, said professor of psychology at Western Jody Culham, which is was the lead author of the study.