Back in 2004 I blogged
about a study of functional neuroimaging. That was one view:
the technical/scientific side of things.
Today, I got another view. On the blog Brian Kerr,
about a project he and some others have started: Assistive Media.
Their idea is to have volunteers read magazine articles, then
make the recordings available to blind persons (podcasts, MP3,
Realplayer). One of the articles came from the Ann
PIECE OF MEAT
One man’s odyssey at the University Of Michigan Anxiety Clinic.
It’s an account of a guy who enrolls in the functional neuroimaging
study, as a normal control. Despite the title, it is not
overly sarcastic or critical. He more or less describes what
happened, and what he thought about it. Although the author’s
perspective is hardly that of the average research participant, is is
interesting to hear what the “subjects” go through.