Proof I have a brain!

November 27th, 2008 | Categories: Uncategorized | Tags:

Many people have referred to me as brainless over the years so when offered the opportunity to prove otherwise at the International Mathematica Symposium earlier this year I jumped at the chance.

This is what happens when you say that you like MATLAB while at a Mathematica conference.

My brain in all it's glory

Apparently the reason for the fuzziness in the image was because I moved around too much during the scan. This could have been fixed but it would have involved bolting my skull into position and, although the crowd were interested in a demonstration, I was not really that up for it.

If I remember the details correctly, this is a low resolution scanner that can be used by surgeons while brain surgery is actually taking place. Although a surgeon would have access to very high resolution scans, taken before surgery begins, these would steadily become inaccurate due to changes made to the brain during surgery.

Thanks to Barrie Stokes for the pictures.

  1. HP
    November 28th, 2008 at 11:36
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    Very Coooooll.. Is that like a cat scan?

  2. Mike Croucher
    November 28th, 2008 at 12:05
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    Yep I think so