Monday, June 28, 2004

How to Read a Mind

MSNBC - Mind Reading
"July 5 issue - Flat on my back, my eyes shrouded with LED goggles and my ears encased in headphones, I was trundled into the maw of an fMRI machine in a basement lab at the California Institute of Technology. The business end of an fMRI is a giant cylindrical magnet, similar to the MRI machines doctors use to diagnose tumors, but with the added ability to show changes in brain activity as they happen-hence the 'f,' which stands for 'functional.'"
This is how most of the cognitive neuroscience is done, as the rest of the article gets to. Good reading.

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