Open Questions: Brain Mapping
Sites with general resources
Columbia University Functional MRI Research Center
- Site contains a variety of information in fMRI, including a
media coverage of
fMRI, and archived lectures.
Surveys, overviews, tutorials
- March 2008 feature article from
Science News, subtitled
"Next-generation MRI scans offer a sharper picture of the
brain's inner workings."
Brain scanners can tell what you're thinking about
- October 2009 New Scientist article.
"What are you thinking about? Which memory are you reliving
right now? You may think that only you can answer, but by
combining brain scans with pattern-detection software,
neuroscientists are prying open a window into the human mind."
Fact or Phrenology?
- March 2005 Scientific American sidebar, subtitled
"The growing controversy over fMRI scans is forcing us to
confront whether brain equals mind."
- October 2001 Scientific American News Scan article,
subtitled "Functional MRI highlights neurons receiving signals."
Road Map for the Mind
- August 2001 Scientific American News Scan article,
subtitled "Old mathematical theorems unfold the human brain."
Gambling - Like Food and Drugs - Produces Feelings of Reward
in the Brain
- May 2001 Scientific American news article about an fMRI
study showing that gambling activates reward centers of the brain.
If You're Happy and You Know It...
- February 2001 Scientific American news article about how
personality traits can heavily influence the brain's response
to emotional stimuli.
Trawling the brain
Science News, December 19, 2009
- New findings raise questions about reliability of
fMRI as gauge of neural activity.
- The Split Brain Revisited
Michael S. Gazzaniga
Scientific American, July 1998, pp. 50-55
- 30 years ago the author pioneered in studies of the "split
brain". This article reviews what has been learned since then
asymmetry and its effect on the operation of the mind.
The Machinery of Thought
Scientific American, August 1997, pp. 78-83
- How scanning technologies like MRI and PET are used to
localize working memory in the prefrontal cortex of the brain.
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