March 11, 2013

Serious Trouble for Brain Scan Technology?

Colin Lecher, Popular Science

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fMRI is one of the most popular ways to scan the human brain. A lot of those light-up brain photos you see? fMRIs. fMRIs work by measuring blood flow to different regions of the brain, which is a sign that those parts are being used (that's what's lighting up in photos).

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TAGGED: Functional MRI, Brain Scan