Haemodynamically responsive


in Daily updates, Geek stuff, Oxford, Psychology, Science

Milan June 4, 2007 at 6:21 pm

I suppose it is helpful to know quite authoritatively that I have no stray bits of metal in my body. The magnetic field in which I was immersed had a strength of three Teslas, so anything ferrous would have made itself evident quickly.

That’s 30,000 Gauss, for those used to the CGS system. It is also 6.66% of the strength of the world’s strongest non-pulsed magnet, located in Tallahasee, Florida.

Ah, it’s not every day a geek gets exposed to so much snazzy technology: cryogenics, superconductors, and all the signal processing and analysis stuff.

R.K. June 4, 2007 at 8:35 pm

Personally, I would have used a 3D data file to make some kind of interacting flash animation to put on my website somewhere.

A game based on your brain data would be better. Zap different parts and see what it does…

Milan September 14, 2007 at 1:40 am

What not to do with an MRI machine:

Oxygen tank


15 minute safely video

. September 29, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Brain scans reveal what you’ve seen

Scientists are one step closer to knowing what you’ve seen by reading your mind.

Having modeled how images are represented in the brain, the researchers translated recorded patterns of neural activity into pictures of what test subjects had seen.

Though practical applications are decades away, the research could someday lead to dream-readers and thought-controlled computers.

“It’s what you would actually use if you were going to build a functional brain-reading device,” said Jack Gallant, a University of California, Berkeley neuroscientist.

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