• The Last Frontier: Unraveling the Secrets of the Brain Using Magnetic Resonance

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      fMRI, imaging, brain, neurons, learning, consciousness, cognition.

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      Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is fast gainingground as a non-invasive technique for neuroimaging. Themethod can capture images of the human brain in real timewhile the subject carries out a cognitive task. This researcharea is still in its infancy but has immense possibilities to explorethe secrets of the human brain, intelligence and thoughtprocesses. This article explains the physics behind the fMRImethod and describes several studies which use fMRI to exploredifferent facets of the human brain such as learningmathematics, and the deep connections between music andcognitive processes.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Kavita Dorai1

      1. Department of Physical Sciences IISER Mohali, Sector 81 Mohali PO Manauli 140 306, Punjab, India.
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