Use MRI for: Bees

Apparently, in neurobiology, honeybees are a common model system for analysing underlying neural mechanisms. Furthermore, by investigating the bee brain’s anatomy, correlations between anatomy and function can be studied. MRI allows access to the brain structure without chopping the bee’s head up.

See a bee-brain at the Journal of Insect Science. The in-plane resolution of images reported is about 16μm x 16μm.