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The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion, USA, is home to the Human Neuroimaging Laboratory, specialized in computational psychiatry. They capitalize on machine learning for a more data-driven understanding of mental illness.

Mental health disorders are also amorphous things, with overlapping symptoms among different diagnoses. But by combining the neuroimaging of the fMRI with a trove of data, a machine learning algorithm may be able to learn how to diagnose disorders with speed and accuracy. Researchers hope to discover physical symptoms of mental disorders and track within the body the effectiveness of various interventions. […]

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