• Question: what is the weirdest thing you have discovered when doing a brain scan?

    Asked by keira to Imogen on 20 Nov 2023.
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      Imogen Green answered on 20 Nov 2023:

      The technology I use just tells us which areas of the brain are active, so I haven’t really discovered anything weird inside the brain yet! But one weird thing I have found is that even a tiny bit of hair can disrupt the light from getting from the scanning cap into the brain. So we have to spend a long time carefully moving the hair out of the way with a little hook – sometimes we spend almost as much time doing this as doing the actual experiment!