Sunday, November 21, 2010

Altered States Brain Mapping

The masters of our minds: Meet the brain scientists battling to preserve our sanity
MRI, PET and CT scans of the brains of people affected by (clockwise from top left): Alcoholism, marijuana use, multiple sclerosis, cocaine use, Parkinson's disease, Alzehemier's disease
MRI, PET and CT scans of the brains of people affected by (clockwise from top left):
Alcoholism - Marijuana use - Multiple sclerosis - Cocaine use - Parkinson's disease - Alzehemier's disease.

 
Article by Andrew Preston
"The greatest threat to humanity is all in our minds  -  Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's affect millions, while one in six of us will die with dementia. Andrew Preston put squeamishness aside to observe the brain scientists who are on one of civilisation's most ambitious quests: to prolong life itself.."