The Corpus Callosum

Brain MRI Animation

This is a brain MRI animation, showing sequential slices of
the brain,
from top to bottom.  It was a featured image
at .


This was created by a Wikipedia user, Fastfission.
 The explanation follows:

Made from an
scan I had done. Goes from the top of my brain straight through to the
bottom. That little dot that appears for a second on the upper-left
hand side is a vitamin E pill they taped to the side of my head to make
sure they didn’t accidentally swap the L-R orientation.


  1. #1 Dave Briggs
    December 21, 2007

    This is fascinating! The first time I saw an MRI of my own brain I was in awe! This technology has been such a great advance, and the speed with which they are finding new ways to use it as a research tool is amazing too!
    Dave Briggs :~)

  2. #2 Greg P
    December 22, 2007

    While fascinating as a visual, no one who uses them diagnostically would want this. A comparison is that even though a patient has an EEG done in a continuously scrolling fashion, it would be difficult and visually disturbing to read it this way — thus we read them page by page, either on paper or these days on a monitor, since they’re done digitally now.

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