Brain Data Could Read Moods, Potentially Treat Depression

By Anonymous

Study uses experimental software to decode variations in mood

Can mood be decoded from brain data?

The work is part of a larger movement aimed at developing better, more personalized therapies for psychiatric conditions like depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder using deep brain stimulation, a procedure that requires surgery and is highly invasive. The approach is similar to treatments already in use for movement disorders like Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy.

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