Dictionary of New fMRI Terms
Jealousy that another imaging group has a higher field magnet
Trying to pull a weak signal out of noisy data, rather like Jodie Foster listening to radio signals for signs of alien life in the movie "Contact"
Dysfunctional magnetic resonance imaging, when your scanner is having a bad day
Euphemism for "it lights up the whole brain"
Screen Saver Scan:
A scan in which something goes horribly wrong, allowing you to look for, for example, "the screen saver area"
A scan that is not particularly useful because it activates practially everything.
Voxel vomit (also, Road Pizza):
Bad data in which everything lights up
To complain loudly to one's co-workers that they're hogging all the disk space
The gagging reflex caused by using a head restraint system
The groggy feeling one has after coming out of a long scanning session
The excruciating pain caused by a small irritant under the head during a scan session