Brain Byte


  • Published30 Jun 2020
  • Author Calli McMurray
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Magnetic resonance imaging uses strong magnets and radio waves to look inside your head.

Brain Bytes showcase essential facts about neuroscience.

MRI Brain Byte
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Image: Govind Bhagavatheeshwaran, Daniel Reich, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health

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