IJSRP, Volume 3, Issue 12, December 2013 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
C. Adharsh John
People express their mental states, including emotions, thoughts, and desires, all the time through facial expressions, vocal nuances and gestures.
Functional MRI or functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) is a type of specialized MRI scan. It measures the haemodynamic response (change in blood flow) related to neural activity in the brain or spinal cord of humans or other animals. It is one of the most recently developed forms of neuro-imaging. Since the early 1990s, fMRI has come to dominate the brain mapping field due to its relatively low invasiveness, absence of radiation exposure, and relatively wide availability.