this exciting event we explored the inner workings of the brain, delving into
the origins of memories and imagination to learn more about our identity as
human beings. Using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, our scientists aimed
to detect the difference between the truth and a lie.
Could they do it?
The incredible technology of fMRI enables scientists to see brain areas ‘light
up’ as we think. Movements, emotions, memories and intentions have all been
visualised, enabling scientists to see inside a person’s mind, and possibly
predict the future. Yet how much is science, and how much is fiction?
Featuring live analysis of a brain scan, ‘Mind Reading?’ in Brain Awareness Week
2012 was a first for New
Zealand. Imaging scientists Associate Professors Brett Cowan and
Donna Rose Addis from The University of Auckland showcased the possibilities of MRI
and provided a behind the scenes glimpse of cutting-edge brain
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View the event online
Using our multimedia player you can see the event as it unfolded on the night.
Could our scientists detect the difference between a truth and a lie?!
Organised by the Centre for Brain Research and the Centre for Advanced Magnetic
Resonance Imaging at the University of Auckland, March 14 2012. Produced by
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