it's getting better, we're seeing a lot of really interesting stuff with functional MRI imaging that is allowing us to understand a great deal about the brain (i work in an fMRI lab at an ivy league uni, so brain research is actually my "scene" as it were.)Quote:
Originally Posted by H TO THE IZZO
for instance, there was a recent court case that set a precedent for fMRI results to be used to determine if someone claiming chronic pain is actually experiencing the pain in question. this is huge news for our lab, and huge news for lawyers, etc.
we're getting WAY off topic, i know, but that talk of green tea (or an ingredient therein) having an impact on learning is quite interesting. i may bounce the idea of testing that theory off a couple of the younger researchers who are looking for experiments to run. i'm not sure if we can gauge alpha and beta waves with fMRI (i'm the systems admin there) but it sounds like the kind of thing we would get into.