Essex University's AI brain study brings 'hope' to childhood trauma survivors.

  • 2024-05-03 08:00:00
  • BBC

Artificial intelligence has proven itself time and time again to be crucial within the medical sector, demonstrating how important it is to understand how best to utilise a resource of this calibre.

Recently, this technology allowed researchers at the University of Essex to re-examine hundreds of brain scans of childhood abuse victims - the analysis highlighted the profound changes that occur in the brain following such experiences.

More specifically, this kind of trauma alters the way children's brains develop and affects areas dedicated to problem-solving and empathy. The contribution of artificial intelligence has enabled researchers, led by Dr. Klabunde, to take the first step towards creating a new treatment to reverse these effects.