by JULIA RODRIGUEZ
Science and the medical field have gone hand in hand since the beginning of time, but now is a revolutionary time for the two. New studies on brain scans and brain functions have revealed extraordinary information. Brain scans can help predict people’s functions.
One of these new studies survey over 70 publications about brain scans exposed that doctors would have more success treating patients if they had completed a brain scan on them. This is because the brain actually reveals things such as what therapy would help an addict, or what teenagers are more likely to try drugs. The reason for this is that brains look different for different types of people. For example, a brain suffering from depression shows this as does a brain of a sociopath and that of a person enduring schizophrenia. The way the brain is formed and the way that neurons are connected determine the way a person’s body is functioning.
What does all of this mean? This means that brain scans are advancing; soon they will become a tool used to predict a patient’s future health wise. However, since we are not quite at that stage yet, there are more moves to take. The task is now to figure out how the individual’s variation seen is related to the individual’s behavior.
2015 is going to be an exciting year for science and the medical field. Newer and higher technical medical machines are going to be implemented, thus furthering the study and practice of brain scans. Hopefully there will be a point reached where a simple brain scan will be able to discover and unveil all that is wrong or could become wrong with a patient’s body. For now the goal is to discover how the brain’s behaviors can be predicted and properly taken care of.