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you see the eye sockets?
of the brain of an anonymous NIHer
ago, there was only one way to
really see the structures of the living brain, and it involved high-risk
procedures and was therefore a last resort.
Now, with little
more discomfort than lying in the same place for a while, we can capture
fantastic images like the ones to the right and below. We can zoom in
not only on the structure of the brain, but also on which particular
part of it is working when one is thinking. Talk about reading minds!
But fMRIs (functional
magnetic resonance imaging scans), CTs (computerized tomography scans),
and X-rays are just some of the acronym soup helping doctors diagnose
and study the body in ways never before possible without actual exploratory
With medical imaging
and significant advances in technology, we can see minds workingand
hearts and other organsand get those pictures that are worth a
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