Brain scans detect how people think, work

Article Date: May 21, 2013

Does constantly checking your phone for missed calls and text messages, always running late to appointments and kids' activities and forgetting to do things sound familiar to you?

Dave Nelson also can relate. When KETV NewsWatch 7 caught up with him in the Old Market, he was armed with Red Bull and his iPhone. "(I'm) staying awake and talking on the phone, checking emails and keeping up with work," he said.

But can cramming also be bad for the brain? Neurologists are trying to find out as part of functional brain imaging, capturing scans of brains while people are doing different activities, the new frontier in the world of brain research.

"We are learning about the brain.  We've learned more about it in the last five years than the last 500 years," said Dr. Sanjay Singh, a neurologist at Alegent Creighton Clinic and the head of the Neurology Department at Creighton University.

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