Author: Yamamoto Yoshida (Osaka International School, Japan, Grade 11)

Early examination and detection of brain disease and problems can prevent future illness and danger. fMRI has only been introduced in the 21st Century and has played an important role in psychology and in neurology. However, there has been discussions on rather it is exact enough to detect and study the brain. Studies have been conducted and with the help of case studies, there have been statements that it is not perfectly exact but to a certain point it is clear and it has helped researchers and psychologist study the brain and its movements.

Research Paper Source: ‘functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging’ (fMRI) and its Function