Researchers at Duke University may have identified a way of predicting future (!) onset of mental illness. They used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study how various parts of the brain communicate with each other. What the investigators noticed is that those individuals with a poorly functioning visual cortex, that doesn’t seem to talk well to the rest of the brain, tend to also be the ones that point to higher chances of having mental conditions as measured by a common mental health assessment.

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