An Experiment on Cerebral Activity during Visual Imagery

Author: Zhang T 1,2//Sakaida H 3//Kawano K 4,1//Yamamoto M 1//Machi Y 3
Affiliation: National Institute of Radiological Sciences (Chiba, Japan) [1]//The Institute for Future Technology (Tokyo, Japan) [2]//Tokyo Denki University (Tokyo, Japan) [3]//Medical School (Tokyo, Japan) [4]
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 2000
Other: Volume ID: 18 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 400-403 , Word Count: 57

We planned an experiment on visual imagery which is widely used in qigong and meditation training. We gave a task of an indicated image of a flower and measured the cerebral activity using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) during it in a task-rest. Compared with the control condition, we saw Area 17 of the right side are activated.