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shrooms & MRIs
    #3811376 - 02/21/05 04:23 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

What effect would shrooms have on an MRI? Would brain activity show up differently? More active? Weird areas of activity?


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Re: shrooms & MRIs [Re: dancemagicdance]
    #3811723 - 02/21/05 05:40 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Definitely.


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Re: shrooms & MRIs [Re: dblaney]
    #3811920 - 02/21/05 06:04 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

i rather suspect not...
CT & MRI are more "structure-related" tomographic scanning...

on the other hand, PET scanning tends to be more "functional" tomo-pics... (the emitted radiation (actually a positron, or "anti-electron") is from the "firing" of a given neuron (or group of neurons), via cellular metabolism of an ingested radio-tagged glucose syrup...)


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Re: shrooms & MRIs [Re: gnrm23]
    #3813755 - 02/21/05 11:11 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

There is fMRI (functional MRI), and I bet it will show up differences. Does anyone know an actuall study about functional imaging of the brain under psychedelics? I think Rick Strassman did PET scans of some of his subjects, and then stoped because it was very unconfortable for the subjects.


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Re: shrooms & MRIs [Re: tomas]
    #3816218 - 02/22/05 12:12 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

An fMRI would almost definitely reveal strange activities when on psychedelics, it would be interesting to see if this has been attempted... but I doubt it. Any one know of any related articles?


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    #3831880 - 02/25/05 08:57 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Re: shrooms & MRIs [Re: dancemagicdance]
    #3831952 - 02/25/05 09:29 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

<sarcasm> d00de! the MRI will show you that your brain is bleeding because of the mushrooms, we all know mushrooms make your brain bleed! </sarcasm>


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Re: shrooms & MRIs [Re: bigbob]
    #3832411 - 02/25/05 12:25 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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cocteau2x said:
I am an MRI tech at a large hospital .. I can tell you that it will NOT show anything different if you are on shrooms and did an MRI scan ..




Really? Are you talking about MRI or fMRI? Don't you think fMRI would show, for example, greater activation in the occipital lobe?


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