Opera under the MRI

Speech Production and Articulation kNowledge Group from the University of Southern California works on very interesting projects. If you have ever wondered what vocal performance migh look like under the MRI real time, here is a video:

This video illustrates real-time MRI of vocal performance. It includes examples from a soprano and an emcee/beatboxer. This video was featured at the Sounds and Visions Session, of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Scientific Sessions, May 2006, Seattle.

[vimeo 12251154]