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Saturday, June 26, 2004

Capturing Our Thoughts As They Happen
If you're like me, you probably think that using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or more traditional electroencephalograms (EEG) for imaging our brain gives accurate results. Wrong! Our brain is always changing his mind, switching from an activity to another every millisecond or so.

But current imaging techniques are averaging these activities over seconds, creating blurry images of active areas in the brain. Now, after eight years of work, neurobiologists of the University of California at San Diego have developed a new technique to capture thinking as it happens.

The researchers are currently using this new technique to study patients with epilepsy and autism. More details and references are available in this overview.
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