Around this time of year, people are reminded it’s better to give than receive. According to recent research using functional MRI (fMRI) to examine brain function, this is true when it comes to giving thanks. Gratitude may be good for mental health and increase overall feelings of altruism.

As the old rock-n-roll cliché goes, “If it’s too loud, you’re too old.” But Swedish researchers, with the help of MRI, have found brain structure and gray matter—which can be affected by age—might have something to do with an individual’s sensitivity to noise.

A statistical method for integrating functional MRI (fMRI) and PET scans may prove capable of predicting success of surgery to reduce seizures in epilepsy patients.

The more tau accumulation in the brain, the greater the likelihood that neuroimaging will reveal similarly elevated levels of brain beta amyloid. However, the buildup of these proteins does not affect the cognitive status of patients with Parkinson’s disease, according to a PET-based study published online Dec. 11 in JAMA Neurology.

A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine and the University of Washington, Seattle has demonstrated that young women at a genetically high risk of developing breast cancer would benefit more receiving bi-annual MRI exams rather than standard annual mammogram.