A quick guide to neuroimagingFebruary 4, 2013 at 10:44 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments
Tags: fMRI, Functional magnetic resonance imaging, introductory guide, magnetoencephalography, MEG, Neuroimaging, neuroscience, PET, YouTube
My latest videos (also available on YouTube) are three short, simple introductions to the remarkable neuroscientific techniques of neuroimaging, dealing with fMRI, PET, and MEG.
fMRI: functional magnetic resonance imaging.
PET: positron emission tomography.
MEG: magnetoencephalography. (This one also discusses EEG, electroencephalography.)
(Apologies for the fit of the giggles that overtook my interviewer, and then me, in the MEG video, requiring some urgent, but rather amateur, editing.)
My hope is that these guides will be useful to students starting out, and to anyone who wants a quick briefing on what happens in brain scans. I’ve tried to keep the talks short, clear, and as fluent as possible. I’ve put slides in at intervals to help summarise the material, and there are some questions at the end for those who’d like pointers to further study.