functional magnetic resonance imaging

noun

Definition of functional magnetic resonance imaging

: magnetic resonance imaging used to detect physical changes (as of blood flow) in the brain resulting from increased neuronal activity

called also functional MRI

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Recent Examples on the Web In the experiment, researchers used a technique called functional magnetic resonance imaging to see which parts of the participants’ brains were activated by a series of pictures. Cheryl Winokur Munk, WSJ, 2 June 2021 The study observed 13 females and 11 males responding to tasks while inside a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine. Alison Escalante, Forbes, 25 May 2021 The relatively new field of neuroeconomics brings together empirical and quantitative neuroscience methods such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study the anatomy and physiology responsible for how the brain makes decisions. Gabriel A. Silva, Forbes, 8 May 2021 In one of those experiments, study participants underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging, also known as fMRI, while listening to the screams. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 13 Apr. 2021 Approaches include using optogenetics, or the use of light, to turn circuits on and off, and functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to measure and map brain activity. Clare Ansberry, WSJ, 10 Feb. 2021 Brain activity was measured using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which detects brain activity by measuring local brain oxygen consumption. Robert Martone, Scientific American, 29 Dec. 2020 Over the past decade or so, however, using techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have begun to understand what happens in the brains of patients with this enigmatic illness. Diana Kwon, Scientific American, 1 Nov. 2020 Fair, a cognitive neuroscientist, investigates brain functioning via functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), sophisticated mathematical techniques and other methods. Howard Reich, chicagotribune.com, 6 Oct. 2020

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1988, in the meaning defined above

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“Functional magnetic resonance imaging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/functional%20magnetic%20resonance%20imaging. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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functional magnetic resonance imaging

noun

Medical Definition of functional magnetic resonance imaging

: magnetic resonance imaging used to demonstrate correlations between physical changes (as in blood flow) in the brain and mental functioning (as in performing cognitive tasks) abbreviation fMRI

called also functional MRI

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