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 (no͝or′ō-ĭm′ĭ-jĭng, nyo͝or′-)
Radiological imaging that depicts brain structure or function.
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Adrian Owen, a researcher at the University of Western Ontario who focuses on studying the neural activity of vegetative state patients using a type of brain scanning called functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
Future improvements to brain scanning technology could mean that today's 2 million dollars, 12-foot device will one day be small enough to wear on a head band or in a hat or behind your ear and allow us to interface with the global network simply through the power of our thoughts," Intel researcher Dean Pomerleau said.
Yet despite clear clinical evidence that access to immediate brain scanning and direct admission to a stroke unit saves lives and reduces disability, current access to these life-saving facilities is down to luck and postcode.
Computation, communication, biological technologies (for example, DNA sequencing), brain scanning, knowledge of the human brain, and human knowledge in general are all accelerating at an even faster pace, generally doubling price-performance, capacity, and bandwidth every year.
For the study, 76 healthy people in Rome aged 20 to 80 underwent DTI-MRI brain scanning, which is more sensitive than traditional MRI for detecting changes in brain chemistry, thereby mapping fiber tracts that connect brain regions.