Is imaging increasing health or profit?

Brain imaging is a huge business. The benefits of this research field are vast, the costs are high and most important of all: everybody wants in. Wasteful behavior of X-rays This (dutch) article¬†(May 2013) sums up the problem: we’re getting scanned too much. The main problem is the high number of CT scans. Because of … Read more

What defines you?

Who or what are you really? What defines you as a person? Can we really perceive reality for what it really is or do we only sense its rough outlines? These questions are beautifully embedded in the following comic: This comic raises some interesting questions. The first question makes us reflect on who we really … Read more

Brain imaging will make health products smarter

Technology is changing the way we monitor our health. We track our bodies performance during sports, have smartphone apps to monitor our sleep patterns and measure our body fat percentage using body fat scales. The brain is uncharted territory… or is it? We’ve been able to accurately track our heart rate, using a consumer product, … Read more