Functional map of the brain's motor cortex areas

Functional map of the brain's motor cortex areas

P335/0050 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 27.1MB

Downloadable file size: 1.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator

This image is part of the feature New Vr Surgery


Caption: Motor cortex brain areas. 3-D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the brain mapped to reveal areas of the cerebral motor cortex, which controls voluntary muscle activity. This mapping is used in virtual reality assisted surgery. Electric currents are first applied to parts of the motor cortex to trigger muscle responses in the body and create a map. The map is shown by colour-coded cylinders which give intensity of response: red (strong), yellow (medium), green (weak) and grey (no response). Surgery, such as tumour removal, can then be done without risking damage to the motor cortex.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: anatomy, brain, brain function, cerebral cortex, cortex, functional, functional mapping, human body, map, mapping, motor, motor cortex, nervous system, virtual reality surgery

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.