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Handling Digital BrainsA Laboratory Study of Multimodal Semiotic Interaction in the Age of Computers$
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Morana Alač

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015684

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015684.001.0001

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In the fMRI Laboratory

In the fMRI Laboratory

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(p.1) 1 In the fMRI Laboratory
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Handling Digital Brains
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Morana Alač

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015684.003.0001

This chapter starts with the introduction of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technology and its role in medicine and science, especially in cognitive neuroscience, and also explains the process of human brain mapping using fMRI and physical gestures. It further explores the development of technology, drawing attention to how researchers feel about digital computers and interface with them using their bodies. The author emphasizes different laboratory studies, works, and researches that are involved in the discussion of the scientific visuals concept. The final section of the chapter outlines the subsections and individual chapters discussed in this book.

Keywords:   fMRI, cognitive neuroscience, human brain mapping, digital computers, physical gestures, scientific visuals

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