Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Meg Scanners

http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/news/2007/01/72277
http://www.umc.edu/ibs/files/megPoster2.pdf
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The new meg scanners measure and record the brain's magnetic fields that are caused by the brain's electrical activity.Another word for them is Magneto-encephalopgraphy scanners and doctors currently use them to measure detailsa bout epilepsy, brain tumors and pain perception.
There are 100 MEG scanners around the world and they cost $2 million each.

The scanners track the magnetic signals that neurons throw off as they communicate.
Mr. Greg Simpson of the University of California in San Francisco said" you can look at the networks of the brain talking to each other".

The MEG is better than the MRI scan because it tells us which center of the brain, the language cortex or the visual cortex, is sending a magnetic flow to which other part of the brain.
Some scientists are trying to use the MEG scanners to see if the brain waves can be harnessed to control devices outside of the brain.
What do you think of this new testing? Would you want someone dear to you to use it?

11 comments:

Secretia said...

The medical uses will be enormous, but the potential for mind control may exist also. Very science-fictiony!

Secretia

Sayit-baldys said...

NATALIE, I'M HAPPY TO HAVE YOU BACK ON MY FAVORITES.
I LIKE THE IDEA OF THE MEG SCANNERS.

I HAD THE MRI AFTER HAVING A STROKE IN OCTOBER 2008 AND WAS IN CARE CENTER ABOUT A YEAR AND HAVE BEEN USING THE INTERNET AGAIN.

MEMORY IS FAIRLY GOOD THOUGH AM MAKING A MISTAKE ONCE IN A WHILE.

WAS EMBARRASED TODAY WHEN COMMENTING TO 'DAD'S TOMATO GARDEN' AND COMMENTED TWO MORE TIMES TO CORRECT MISTAKES.
( SIX 60 DEGREE PIECES OF PIE CONSTITUTE A WHOLE PIE ), CORRECT?
sam

Donna said...

OK Natalie, I'm back reading you again. Thanks for nudging me in this direction.

Lucy said...

I am not sure about MEG scanners. I have not heard about them.

Jeannette said...

Have no heard about these before so do not know enough to really pass a comment.

Lucy said...

Natalie, so good to see You back.I did see on tv and the paper about the scanners. I have an opinion now as far as I am concerned. At the age of 80 I think I would not object. If I were younger I might but we definatly need for we older people something that is more cost effective to pin down what can be done to solve the problem, or if it can be solved. Not shoveled from one Dr. to another.

garnett109 said...

I heard that jello has the same wave pattern as the brain, jeeze 2 million bucks to study jello amazing!

SUFFIX said...

Recently these scanning equipments are lining up like other electronic gadgets, which way beneficial for us, thanks for sharing the info and for visiting my blog. Have a nice day.

Babli said...

Thanks for the useful and effective information. I was not aware of it. Wonderful and informative post.

Joann said...

Very interesting.... I'm curious, but I wouldn't want anyone close to me using ANYTHING that's that new. = )

JHAROKHA said...

eknihatat baht hi achchi aur prabhavshali jaan kaari ke liye aapko bahut bahut dhanyvaad.