What's the Latest Development?
Toronto researchers using MRI have found that the way formerly depressed people's brains react to sad movies is a reliable predictor of their likelihood to relapse. They found that the areas of the brain that lit up when the formerly depressed people watched a sad movie corresponded with whether the patients ultimately needed more treatment. The patients' brains were scanned while they watch two neutral film scenes, and then two sad scenes (from the films "The Champ" and "Terms of Endearment").
What's the Big Idea?