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Looking Inside the Brain: The Power of Neuroimaging.


Looking Inside the Brain: The Power of Neuroimaging

Denis Le Bihan. Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan

Princeton University Press


168 pages




Le Bihan explains imaging as a tool in the field of neuroscience. In the first chapter, early research on localization of function in the brain is interspersed with discoveries in physics that made possible the present forerunning imaging technique, MRI. The next several chapters discuss interpretation of the data to give useful information about brain structure, as well as the next wave of functional imaging with fMRI and PET scanning. Diffusion MRI and its use in diagnosing strokes, BOLD fMRI, and the various ways in which the behavior of water in the brain impacts imaging methods are elaborated. Finally, the book discusses the frontier of neuroimaging, including new methods, materials, and brain phenomena that are currently under study for use in medical and research contexts. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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Date:May 1, 2015
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