My Brain…in Brief

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.

Insanium in the Cranium

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.

Happy Scanning!