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Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections

Tools of Neuroscience: MRI/fMRI

Magnetic Resonance Imaging — Seeing inside the living brain.

Dr. John Gabrieli of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT explains the uses of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), which reveals the structure and function of the brain, and of the fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging), which shows us the changes in the brain when we engage in any activity, from moving a hand to reading a word. The fMRI essentially gives us a picture of the mind flashing across the brain.

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Neuroscience & the Classroom: Making Connections


Produced by Science Media Group at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in association with the Mind, Brain, and Education program at the Harvard GSE; and the Brain and Creativity Institute and Rossier SOE at the University of Southern California. 2012. 
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  • ISBN: 1-57680-894-7