This lecture will focus on structural and functional brain imaging. Dr Brookes will begin by discussing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI); the basic physics of MRI will be reviewed, and he will show how ultra-high field magnets can be used to generate images of brain structure with sub-millimetre spatial resolution. He will also explain how the basic magnetic properties of blood are used to make images of brain areas rendered ‘active’ when an individual undertakes a mental task. Further, he will introduce techniques to measure the intrinsic electric and magnetic fields generated by the brain, and show how those measurements are altered in patients with schizophrenia.
Starts 4:30, scheduled to finish at 5:45pm
The programme is specifically designed to appeal to students of Physics at A-level.
Tickets are not required. However, if you are planning to bring a large party (more than about 20 students) it would be advisable to contact the Secretary beforehand.
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