Chinese scientists are building the world’s most powerful MRI machine to launch the project of searching for human soul. The £100 million piece of equipment will look deep into the human brain to learn more about its complex structure. Scientists say the project ‘will revolutionize brain studies’ and may assist in creating future treatments for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
The budget of the project is greater than that of the world’s largest telescope, which is located in China, called the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST).
‘It will show us a different world with phenomenon unseen before … maybe even the soul,’ said one of the scientists. Another expert added: ‘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.’
Scientists said that the project would likely help in observing various chemicals such as sodium, phosphorus and potassium. These elements are crucial in brain function and are involved with passing impulses and messages through the different neurons. The machine is designed to provide a higher resolution than the existing MRI scanners which can visualize objects up to 1 mm across.
Source: Daily Mail