No matter how you dice ‘em, brains are tough to study. And while many of us (aka myself) would like to know what the heck is happening there, the whole cutting-open-the-skull-and-poking-around thing isn’t necessarily appealing.
Thankfully, painless and quick brain scannin’ technology exists.
Neuroscientists recently gave me a rare (and free) opportunity to view my brainstem in real-time via the magic of ultrasound — yep, same technology OB/GYN doctors use to look at a fetus in mommy’s tummy. (more…)