Brain imaging and mapping…

Brain imaging methods:

  • CAT scans — computerized axial tomography
Slices of x-rays. No great resolution. No idea what parts are working. But it would show deformities. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlRsfpb40pA
  • fMRI — Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
fMRI — Source: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/07/using-fmri-eeg-to-search-for-consciousness-in-icu-patients/
  • NIRS — Near InfraRed Spectroscopy
NIRS: set up and visualisation
  • TMS — transcranial magnetic stimulation
TMS happening. https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-tms-center

So what have we found?

Sounds cool.

[Social thought regions] “tend to deactivate when a person thinks about something other than a mind”

Inspired by Jason P. Mitchell’s “Watching minds interact” from “What’s next? Dispatches on the future of science” 2009

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