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        Mapping the Brain

        In this interactive activity from the NOVA scienceNOW website, learn about several brain mapping techniques: MRI, fMRI, PET, MEG, DTI, and probabilistic. Imaging technology allows scientists and doctors to gather information about the human brain without cutting it open. Each technique has its advantages and disadvantages. The interactive activity shows sample brain maps created from each technique; the user can scroll through cross sections of the entire brain from different perspectives (coronal, sagittal, and axial) and highlight specific regions of the brain.

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