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22 Mar 2005

My brain scan

Filed under: Personal — paulcook @ 9:16 pm

I had a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) brain scan on Monday. Good news is, they found one. Despite what you might think.

So I wasn’t actually there for a medical reason, but as a research subject. A graduate student is doing research on brain function while doing punishment/reward exercises. So I had to spend an hour inside the tunnel of the MRI machine, with my head immobilised, choosing between shapes that flashed up on a pair of goggles I was wearing. Depending (allegedly) on the shape that I chose, I would sometimes win or lose a dollar. In fact, I’m not sure how much influence my choices had on the results, but it’s hard to really know.

Anyway, I came out of the exercise with $42. Plus, of course, a free brainscan. Quite a productive Monday, methinks!

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  1. And were the experimenters able to unconver a biological reason for your lack of taste regarding peanut butter? $42 is pretty sweet, though, if I may say so myself.

    Comment by jjk — 22 Mar 2005 @ 11:31 pm

  2. So I don’t think it’s a lack of taste that’s the problem when it comes to my particular opinions on peanut butter. I have all the taste I could ever want — because that weird stuff tastes bad. Really bad. Or at least would if I ever tried it.

    Though the Ernie’s El Fresco, purchased with some of my $42, was pretty sweet.

    Comment by paulcook — 23 Mar 2005 @ 12:00 am

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