About fMRI

 

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

Participants comfort and safety is our priority at Saxe labs, and rigorous screening and safety training is implemented to ensure this.

 

MRI lets us create 3D images of the brain and can be used to track the brain's responses to pictures, movies and sounds. Participants lie horizontally, watching displays through a mirror while the MRI machine makes images of their brain activity. fMRI measures brain activity by detecting changes in blood flow to different regions of the brain. This technique relies on the fact that when an area of the brain is in use, more blood flows to that region, so responses to different stimuli can be recorded.