What is functional MRI (fMRI)?

The first video in the Understanding MRI series was launched in 2021 and explains: What is functional MRI (fMRI)?

This topic was selected by asking research volunteers what they most wanted to know about MRI. Questions about functional MRI were most commonly selected.

The video describes how functional MRI works. It shows how our brain reacts to certain stimuli, and how we use functional MRI to capture this reaction and see what is happening in the brain.

It was co-created through focus groups by the Understanding MRI team and research volunteers.

You can read the reflections from the team following the first animation here.