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About fMRI Research...

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Which half of the brain controls which half of the body?



An MRI scanner is a large magnet.  
In an fMRI experiment, the scanner allows us to take pictures of your brain while you are playing a game or preforming a task.




We take 32 pictures every 2/2.5 seconds! (one whole brain set)




We look at blood oxygenation changes over time.  This indicates the levels of neural activity.



Now we can look at the timecourse of activations,




and learn what parts of the brain are used when a participant is performing a task!






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