Tuesday, November 03, 2009

The best way to measure brain signals...

Kind of a techie point, but I thought it interesting... Sirotin et al. have measured both increases in blood oxygenation and blood volume in the brains of two macaques while they performed a visual task. They find that blood-volume change is a better signal to use in brain imaging because it seems to be more closely linked to neural activity, occurring even before changes in blood oxygenation.

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