There are very few scientific developments more innovative than the ability to image the wakeful and functioning human brain. It is without question that the functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) method, that measures the hemodynamic changes in the brain while different physical or mental tasks are performed, has attracted the most attention in the neuroscience community over the past few years. fMRI is readily available, non-invasive, has excellent resolution both spatially and temporally, and enables a multi system view of the brain. Within a decade, these advantages have made fMRI into the leading method used in behavioural neuroscience.
In the fMRI unit we use this powerful research tool to examine questions dealing with the brain’s reaction to different clinical conditions.