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The Power of Brain Scans

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Man in medical scanner with red lights.
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Human Brain PET Scan.
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They may help predict best depression treatment


Doctor and patient using digital tablet to look at brain scans.
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They can help analyze emotions


Two doctors with a patient in an MRI machine.
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They can help objectively measure pain


MRI brain scan.
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They may be able to help to predict criminal behavior


Doctors looking MRI scans.
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Brain changes linked to mental illness risks


Woman sleeping at home.
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Brain scans can help decode dreams


Chris Regal

Chris Regal

Christopher Regal is a former Web Producer for a variety of conditions on HealthCentral.com, including osteoarthritis, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, Migraine, and prostate health. He edited, wrote, and managed writers for the website. He joined HealthCentral in November 2009 after time spent working for a political news organization. Chris is a graduate of the Catholic University of America and is a native of Albany, New York.