Brain imaging a promising method for predicting future behavior, study finds

January 7, 2015 7:57 PM

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Brain imaging a promising method for predicting future behavior, study finds

What if teachers could predict a child’s special needs and develop a unique educational program in advance? And what if doctors could know whether a psychiatric medication would worsen or improve a particular patient’s symptoms?

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have compiled dozens of studies that suggest analyzing data from brain imaging, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), may one day help scientists make these predictions— and more. Their review, which features medical rese...

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