Methods of Studying the Brain

Recording and Imaging
modern technology that provides ways of studying the structure and function of the brain without the need of invasive techniques

EEG (electroencephlograph)
is an instrument that records electrical activity in the brain

CT scan
computed tomography scan is an imaging technigue in which a computer measures the reflection of a narrow xray beam from various angles as it passes through the brain and other various bodily structures.

PET scan
position emission tomography provides a computerized image of the brain or other body parts

MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
provided a detailed image of soft matter of the brain and other body parts

Functional MRI
allows for study of the brain in action, assessing