“Human Soul” to be Scanned by Most Powerful MRI
Chinese scientists are planning to create the world’s most powerful brain scanner in which they believe could potentially scan the existence of “Human Soul” itself. The billion-yuan MRI machine “will revolutionize brain studies”, a senior scientist working on the project told Chinese media. The facility which will house the super-scanner is still being built in the city of Shenzhen in southern China’s Guangdong province. In comparison to the majority of MRI scanners. Current MRI scanners can only visualize objects larger than 1 mm, but the new device is aimed to visualize objects nearly 1,000 times smaller. In addition, the new MRI is targeted to be as strong as 14 Tesla, while most hospital MRI scanners commonly have a magnetic strength of up to three Tesla. Needless to say, the researchers also added that no humans would enter the groundbreaking scanner until it had been thoroughly tested on animals.
“We may for the first time capture a full picture of human consciousness or even the essence of life itself.”
“Then we can define them and explain how they work in precise physical terms – just like Newton and Einstein defined and explained the universe.” (Chinese Physicist)
When asked about whether or not it is possible to discover things such as “Human Soul” using this technology of MRI. Professor He Rongqiao, a researcher at the Institute of Biophysics under the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, was quite skeptical about the idea.
“What is consciousness? There is not even a scientific definition.”
“If you can’t even define it, how do you know what you see is what you are looking for?” (Prof. Rongqiao)
On the other hand, despite the new amazing invention, there are still many raising issues regarding the safety level of the new and powerful MRI machine. The professor, who studies the health effects of magnetic forces on the brain, added that “accidents happen” and a power blackout could be catastrophic for the patient.
“The strength of the magnetic field must decrease gradually, if it disappears suddenly, the breaking of alignment can be violent and cause damage.”
“It will be like falling off the roof of a tall building.” (Prof. Rongqiao)
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