How corpse brain scans help the living

How corpse brain scans help the living
 

Brainwaves: the invention of the brain scanner was as important as that of the telescope. Photograph: Paul Shambroom/Science Photo Library For thousands of years, direct studies of the human brain required the dead. The main method of study was dissection, which needed, rather inconveniently for the owner, physical access to their brain. Despite occasional unfortunate cases where the living brain was exposed on the battlefield or the surgeon's table, corpses and preserved brains were the source of most of our knowledge. When brain scanning technologies were invented in the 20th century they... read more

 
17 August 2014 in Health, Views: 32
Source: Guardian
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