Macquarie University’s Future Astronauts

The team at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) has come up with a clever idea to keep kids still during tests.

Brain scans can be scary, so the MEG simulator is designed to put kids at ease before their scan. As part of their ‘mission’, the mini-astronauts listen to instructions from ground control and receive feedback if their heads move too much. This prepares them for the bigger machine and ensures accurate results.

 

Find out more about the MEG systems in the KIT-Macquarie Brain Research Laboratory here: http://macq.it/2aXHMhT