Brain Imaging Used to Predict Emotions

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brainimaging[Source:  Psych Central]

Dartmouth researchers have obtained a 90 percent success rate in predicting human emotions based on brain activity.

The new study, which appears in the journal PLOS Biology, is unique in that researchers studied people within the general population, not just college students. As such, investigators believe the findings one day could help in diagnosing and treating a range of mental and physical health conditions across the population at large.

Many believe the neuroimaging study is a breakthrough in understanding the emotional experience. “It’s an impressive demonstration of imaging our feelings, of decoding our emotions from brain activity,” said lead author Luke Chang, an assistant professor in Psychological and Brain Sciences at Dartmouth.

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