Printer Friendly

Looking Inside the Brain: The Power of Neuroimaging.

9780691160610

Looking Inside the Brain: The Power of Neuroimaging

Denis Le Bihan. Translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan

Princeton University Press

2015

168 pages

$29.95

Hardcover

RC78

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)

COPYRIGHT 2015 Ringgold, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2015 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

 
Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:ProtoView
Article Type:Brief article
Date:May 1, 2015
Words:157
Previous Article:The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind: How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Won't Admit It.
Next Article:American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction.
Topics:

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters