Also called functional MRI . functional magnetic resonance imaging: a procedure that uses MRI technology to measure and map brain activity by detecting changes in the brain’s blood flow and oxygenation.
functional magnetic resonance imager: a type of MRI scanner that is used in this procedure.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024
How to use fMRI in a sentence
The fMRI scan measures blood flow in the brain, and can sense when certain areas are activated.Welcome to Generation Overshare: Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift, and the Politics of Self-Disclosure | Marlow Stern | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And then you put them in a fMRI machine and the size of amygdalae actually shrinks, and there is tons of research like that.A Q&A with Scott Stossel, Author of ‘My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind’ | Jesse Singal | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Both groups were shown the same images of food while lying in an fMRI scanner.
And though fMRI research is on the cutting edge, it is actually based on an old-fashioned observation.
Can fMRI predict when and if someone will regain consciousness after a traumatic brain injury?
British Dictionary definitions for FMRI
functional magnetic resonance imaging: a technique that directly measures the blood flow in the brain, thereby providing information on brain activity
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cultural definitions for FMRI
Abbreviation for functional magnetic resonance imaging. In FMRI, a patient is placed in a high magnetic field and delicate measurements of magnetic fields associated with processes like blood flow are made. In this way, the functioning of organs like the brain can be monitored as they occur. (Compare MRI.)
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.