©Arlene R. Taylor PhD
In the past, much of what was learned about the brain was discovered somewhat indirectly (e.g., through observation of behaviors, by studying the anatomy of a brain post-mortem, through evaluating tests from blood and cerebral-spinal fluid, through direct observation, through large-sample studies using questionnaires).
During the decade of the brain and now in the age of the brain, testing modalities for brain-function research are opening up the brain much as ocean-going ships once opened up the globe. It is exciting!
Equipment is available for creating images of brain function and for obtaining a information about brain and body function—and new equipment and research is being released on an increasingly frequent basis.