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Healthy adult human head and brain viewed from behind, MRI

Dr Flavio Dell'Acqua

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Credit: Healthy adult human head and brain viewed from behind, MRI. Credit: Dr Flavio Dell'Acqua. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Virtual dissection of a healthy adult human head using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Here the head is viewed from behind, and has been virtually sliced to reveal the back (posterior) part of the brain. White and grey matter structures are visible, from more frontal regions to deep grey matter nuclei like the caudate and the thalamus. Connections down to the cerebellum are also visible. This 3D visualisation was obtained using structural MRI data from a living, healthy human subject. Everyday thousands of similar brain scans are collected by clinicians and neuroscientists around the world to study and explore how the living human brain works and to investigate how it changes during normal development or disease.


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