> I am involved in a research project that includes fMRI from children. We
> hoped we could purchase an MR simulator so we could train the children,
> but it hasn't been finally possible.
Too bad, but in my experience this is not an absolute prerequisite to
getting children into the scanner. Here, for example, we have used a
life-sized funny doll that is in the scanner when the children enter the
room which does a lot to alleviate the tension.
> Do you know (I'm sorry this is a bit off-topic) of any fMRI introduction
> real video (one that lets you see the magnet and a simple task) or at
> least any MR video?
I know that the group around Scott Holland at Cincinnati Children's has
a video they are using to de-sensitize the children prior to scanning.
It works especially well as it show the actual scanner the children will
go into themselves (and because it shows that a little girl can do it
which does a lot to motivate the little boys ;) I suggest you contact
him on this, he may be willing to share it (see cc).
Best of luck,
Marko Wilke (Dr.med./M.D.)
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