Brain in Motion

Brain in Motion

June 21, 2018 In the News

A new MRI technique captures the subtle movements of the brain that occur with our pulse. The brain has been commonly thought to be stationary within the cranial cavity. However, as the heart beats and pumps blood through the body, it also generates small movements that have been captured by a group of researchers demonstrating that the brain is in fact in subtle motion.

Studies are on-going with particular areas of interest into those with structural abnormalities such as Chiari malformation and how that might affect "normal brain movement." Follow the link for the full story and video.


Collins F. (2018) Brain in Motion. NIH Blog. June 21.


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