New research says that the brain’s natural electrical currents could possibly be used as a test for schizophrenia. Currently there is no blood or laboratory test to confirm schizophrenia, meaning a patient must meet specific symptom criteria in order to be diagnosis by a clinician.
Magnetoencephalogram (MEG) technology was used by scientists from the Univesity of Plymouth and Spain. An MEG uses extremely sensitive magnetometers to map brain activity by recording magnetic fields that are produced naturally in the brain by electrical currents. Researchers used this non-invasive MEG to identify two brain features in schizophrenia patients that are significantly different from healthy control subjects.
by Magpie Media