For Better Brain Scans, Kids "Act Natural," University of Rochester Study

Published: Jan 07, 2013

Asking kids to do something normal during an fMRI scan—like watching Sesame Street—has given scientists new insight into how children’s brains develop. The novel use of brain imaging during everyday activities like watching TV, say the scientists, opens the door to studying other thought processes in naturalistic settings and may one day help to diagnose and treat learning disabilities.

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