Real-Time MRI Music Video (實時MRI音樂MV)

31 01 2013

Art + Music + Medicine + Technology  = one stunning music video!

Sivu, a UK based musician, laid in an MRI scanner while repeatedly singing his song “Better Man Than He” for 2-3 hours. The real-time MRI footage shows the sagittal section of Sivu’s head as his mouth and tongue move to each word. The video also shows the coronal passage and 3D volume rendering of his head.

Real-time MRI, a relatively new technique, allows the live capture of images of objects in motion and is being employed to study organs such as the heart, joint kinetics and complicated coordinated movements employed during speaking, swallowing and singing as seen here.

Sivu – Better Man Than He. from Adam Powell on Vimeo.

The music video was created by director Adam Powell with the help of doctors Marc E. Miquel and Andrew David Scott at Barts Hospital London.

[via Medgadget + Street Anatomy]

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Indirect Plant Defense (間接植物防禦)

8 12 2010

Subject: Indirect Plant Defense

When a corn plant is munched by a caterpillar, the physical damage and certain chemicals in the caterpillar’s saliva combine to elicit release of volatile compounds from the corn leaf. This attracts parasitoid wasps that lay their eggs in the hapless caterpillars’ bodies.

Audience: Children in basic science courses of grade school

Media: Animated GIF

GIF animation is an excellent way of illustrating a simple concept while adding a real sense of motion to capture the short attention span of the students. Since animated GIF is automatically recognizable to most Web browsers, schools will only need internet connection for viewing.





Anatomy Exam I (解剖學考試)

28 09 2010

The following is how I felt about the exam.

However, the following arose from my attempt on studying.

My study aid skeleton, 小骨, ate my banana.