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Neuropsychological Function and Brain Imaging

  • Erin D. Bigler
  • Ronald A. Yeo
  • Eric Turkheimer

Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Erin D. Bigler, Ronald A. Yeo, Eric Turkheimer
    Pages 1-12
  3. J. N. Rutledge
    Pages 13-46
  4. David S. Knopman, Ola A. Selnes, Alan B. Rubens
    Pages 139-159
  5. Ronald M. Ruff, C. Munro Cullum, Thomas G. Luerssen
    Pages 161-183
  6. C. Munro Cullum
    Pages 269-293
  7. Ronald A. Yeo
    Pages 295-316
  8. Erin D. Bigler, J. R. Lowe, Ronald A. Yeo
    Pages 317-338
  9. Erin D. Bigler, Ronald A. Yeo, Eric Turkheimer
    Pages 339-345
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 347-354

About this book

Introduction

Over the past two decades researchers and clinicians in the neurosciences have witnessed a literal information explosion in the area of brain imaging and neuropsychological functioning. Until recently we could not view the nervous system except through the use of invasive procedures. Today, a variety of imaging techniques are available, but this technology has advanced so rapidly that it has been difficult for new information to be consolidated into a single source. The goal of this volume is to present information on technological advances along with current standards and techniques in the area of brain imaging and neuropsychological functioning. The quality of brain imaging techniques has improved dramatically. In 1975 one had to be content with a brain image that only offered a gross distinction between ventricular cavities, brain, and bone tissue. Current imaging techniques offer considerable precision and approximate gross neuroanatomy to such an extent that differentiation between brain nuclei, pathways, and white­ gray matter is possible. These technological advances have progressed so rapidly that basic and clinical research have lagged behind. It is not uncommon, particularly in longitudinal research, for the technical meth­ odology of a study to become obsolete while that study is still in progress. This has hampered certain aspects of systematic research and has also produced the need for a textbook that could address contemporary issues in brain imaging and neuropsychology.

Keywords

Alzheimer Nervous System anatomy imaging techniques neuropathology neuropsychology neuroscience

Editors and affiliations

  • Erin D. Bigler
    • 1
  • Ronald A. Yeo
    • 2
  • Eric Turkheimer
    • 3
  1. 1.Austin Neurological Clinic and Department of PsychologyUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-2534-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-2536-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-2534-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-4565
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