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VIDEO: ‘Resting state’ brain scans give diagnosis by default

Brain scans that map differences in how brain regions communicate while people lie idle in the imaging machine are providing a possible new way to diagnose attention disorders. Michael Milham of the Child Mind Institute in New York talks about the work being done on so-called ‘resting state’ brain scans and explains how they are expanding the field of functional MRI.

For more, check out our news feature on the clinical utility of resting state fMRI from the March 2012 issue of Nature Medicine.


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