Coloured 3-D MRI scan of brain seen from the side

Coloured 3-D MRI scan of brain seen from the side

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Caption: 3-D MRI brain scan. Coloured three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of a healthy human brain seen from the side. The front of the brain is at right. The cerebrum, which makes up the vast majority of the brain, controls conscious thoughts, emotions and movements. Its surface is folded into gyri and fissured with sulci. The cerebellum (at lower left) at the bottom of the brain, helps to control the body's vital functions. MRI scanners build images of the human body using pulses of radio waves. Successive "slices" are compiled into a three-dimensional image by computer.

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Keywords: 3-d, anatomy, brain, brain scan, cerebellum, cerebrum, gyrus, human body, mri, mri scan, nervous system, neuroimaging, sulcus

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