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Predicting human behaviour from brain structure

Geraint Rees and Ryota Kanai

in I Know What You're Thinking: Brain imaging and mental privacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199596492
eISBN:
9780191745669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596492.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

Where mental activity is concerned, fMRI technology is often used to map ongoing brain activity. In conjunction with pattern-recognition software, this technology has driven recent advances in the ... More


Genetic trait associations

Joel T. Dudley and Konrad J. Karczewski

in Exploring Personal Genomics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199644483
eISBN:
9780191774577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644483.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter talks about the primary application of personal genomics: mainly to understand and evaluate the genetic components of personal traits, including one's risk to acquire certain various ... More


Never Saw It Coming: Cultural Challenges to Envisioning the Worst

Karen A. Cerulo

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226100326
eISBN:
9780226100296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226100296.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

People—especially Americans—are by and large optimists. They're much better at imagining best-case scenarios (I could win the lottery!) than worst-case scenarios (A hurricane could destroy my ... More


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