Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday's Food For Thought

Identifying structures in the murky, monochromatic mess of an MRI of the brain is just one of the many challenges of our recently begun neuro block. (Memorizing hundreds of new anatomical terms would be another.)

While a career in neurology is almost certainly not in the cards, I have looked at enough scans to recognize that the above image is not -- despite its slight resemblance -- a human brain.

It is, however, an MRI of a bell pepper.

Thanks to a friend who trolls the internet to find awesome sites like these, I have been procrastinating lately by spending time on the "Inside Insides" blog, which features MRI scans of food (check out CT scans of a chicken McNugget here).

And now, back memorizing those cranial nerves...

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