Brain surface

Matthew Kirkcaldie m.kirkcaldie at removethis.unsw.edu.au
Thu Oct 14 19:52:34 EST 2004


In article <416e6482 at dnews.tpgi.com.au>,
 "John Hasenkam" <johnh at faraway.> wrote:

> It's not justified, it is just a current limitation of the technologies.
> This is being overcome. It is always good to be aware of such limitations.

What limitation would that be?  fMRI, for example, can image anywhere in 
the head with equal ease.  The original poster was correct in saying 
that neuroscientists' attention is centred on the cortex, and not for 
technical reasons.

For the original poster: much of the "higher" cognitive abilities are 
thought to be handled by the cerebral cortex, which is the outer surface 
of the brain.  There are plenty of us who are interested in what happens 
in the rest of the nervous system, though.

      Cheers,

         Matthew.



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