I’m a neuroscience nerd so I love a bit of fMRI.
During my masters the easiest way to get participants (other than paying them) was to do an MRI study and offer participants a picture of their brain to take home afterwards! It wasn’t too hard to persuade me to get in the scanner…and the results are seen below.
I’m told I have a good head size for scanning…small. You’ll see I managed to fit my nose AND some neck into the coil, I’ll take it as a win.
Despite the size of my head, I’m told my Cerebellum is quite big…I’ve not progressed to MRI analysis yet so I can’t be sure, but I’ll take it as a compliment. If anyone can shed any light on the subject, however, I’d be grateful.
Anyone looking to get into MRI should try being a volunteer for a brain imaging study so you can get chatting with the researcher, it could lead to a placement or project opportunity.