Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Art of Brain Science

Neuroimaging is improving all the time, providing better ways of understanding brain function and pathology. Technology Review has a nice series of images and videos demonstrating diffusion spectrum imaging, derived from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. The incredible brain image to the left looks almost like a painting. As my radiologist/artist sister can attest, in many ways medical imaging blends science and art. Great video demonstration here.

(image credit: technologyreview.com)