Use MRI for: Sex and chocolate

It may be common knowledge that similar pleasure centres in the brain light up when eating chocolate or having sex. But good ol’ MRI can tell us much more. Continue Reading »

Use MRI for: Lying

A sample of pathological liars have more white matter than normal or antisocial controls, according to an MRI study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Continue Reading »

Use MRI for: Mystical experiences

Get 15 nuns to relive their most religious/spiritual/mystical experience ( “RSMEs”), and use fMRI to see which parts of their brains get involved. Continue Reading »