Sing along with super-fast MRI

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A typical MRI scan isn’t able to capture enough frames per second to really see the intricately detailed movements of the dozens of muscles involved in speech or singing. However, a new technique being used at the University of Illinois isn’t your typical MRI scan.

Researchers at the university’s Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology have developed an MRI technique that can create dynamic images of vocal movement at 100 frames per second. See the technique being used to image a performance of “If I Only Had a Brain” in the following video, and read more about the research at the link below: