Brain imaging pioneer Nancy Kanwisher,
who uses fMRI scans to see activity in brain regions (often her own),
shares what she and her colleagues have learned:
The brain is made up of both highly specialized components
and general-purpose “machinery.” Another surprise: There’s so much left to learn.



Nancy Kanwisher FBA is a professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology