HDFS professor Michael O’Boyle was among the brain researchers featured on last night’s PBS broadcast of “NOVA scienceNOW: How Smart Can We Get?” It was a very cerebral episode! In his segment, Dr. O’Boyle talked about his research using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to study the brains of math-gifted students. There was also an accompanying scene illustrating a participant being slid into the magnetic scanner at Texas Tech’s Neuroimaging Institute (TTNI). Here are some links for visitors who would like to read further on the topic.
*Official PBS “NOVA Science NOW” webpage. (The page has links to full episodes, but the one on the brain and intelligence is not yet up.)
*Lubbock Avalanche-Journal article on Michael’s appearance.
*Dr. O’Boyle’s research page.