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

Examples of functional magnetic resonance imaging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trial participants underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at the start of the trials and then one day after the second (25-mg) dose of psilocybin. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 The statement said researchers used functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, to examine regions of the brain at an area called the voxel level, to look at connectivity within and between the brain’s different networks. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 4 May 2022 And with the advent of neuroimaging technology, several labs have used electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to try to confirm—or refute—Penfield’s map. Dana G. Smith, Scientific American, 17 Mar. 2022 The study built on previous research from the MIT team, which collected functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data from patients who were played the same set of 165 sounds, the study states. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 25 Feb. 2022 For example, previous research employed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a method that measures blood flow as a measure of brain activity, to identify regions that were activated by self-reference. Robert Martone, Scientific American, 21 Dec. 2021 Tools for collecting evidence about art can also be expanded, Rollins writes, thanks to brain-research techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which maps neural activity. Lou Stoppard, The New Yorker, 31 July 2021 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 See More

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1988, in the meaning defined above

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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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