Posted by Houston we have a .. on December 26, 2003 at 08:18:56:
In Reply to: Re: Re: Re: absolut pitch posted by Andy on December 25, 2003 at 05:20:12:
"MRI uses magnetic energy to induce different chemical elements in the brain to emit distinctive radio signals."
Uhh -- right.
How about, "MRI sets up a magnetic field that causes all of the water molecules in your body (which have a magnetice North and South pole) to line up in the same direction, to allow for radio waves to be bounced off of them, received back and turned into an image of the structures of the body that reflected the radio waves."
That's only based on the explanation the MRI tech told me once, but I bet it's a lot closer than "your brain chemicals are emitting radio waves"! Where are the transistors and the batteries?
Makes you wonder what ELSE in the article is also complete nonsense . . . .
Steve "bah humbug" Inman