Big Data and the Brain: Peeking at the Future of NeuroscienceReport from Neuroscience 2015
“I don’t think, going forward, that neuroscientists are going to be fully capable of doing all the great things they want to do without a level of comfort with computational analysis,” said NIH Director Francis Collins said at the recent Society for Neuroscience annual meeting.
The Patterns of Pain Relief
Using a data-mining method and fMRI results from eight separate clinical trials testing pain medicines, Oxford researchers find evidence of consistent patterns of brain activity. Such a definite pattern might be used before human trials to choose which new drug to test, or after, to see if it is working in a particular patient.