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On this show we have talked a lot about functional magnetic resonance imaging or fMRI. We have talked about how it lets us measure the water in the brain and watching the blood flowing to neurons that are working hard and in need of more oxygen and sugars. But what if we could do more? In this episode of Water Cooler Neuroscience, sponsored by the Biochemical Society in the UK, we are talking with Alan Jasanoff about making fMRIs be able to see the neurochemicals in our brains. We are normally blind to where dopamine or serotonin is in the brain when we are doing an fMRI scan but now we can see the changes in real time. Want to know more? Then tune in.