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Cerebral Autoregulation

Control of Blood Flow in the Brain


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Bioengineering book series (BRIEFSBIOENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Stephen Payne
    Pages 1-18
  3. Stephen Payne
    Pages 19-38
  4. Stephen Payne
    Pages 39-56
  5. Stephen Payne
    Pages 57-74
  6. Stephen Payne
    Pages 75-119
  7. Stephen Payne
    Pages 121-125

About this book


This Brief provides a comprehensive introduction to the control of blood flow in the brain. Beginning with the basic physiology of autoregulation, the author goes on to discuss measurement techniques, mathematical models, methods of analysis, and relevant clinical conditions, all within this single volume. The author draws together this disparate field, and lays the groundwork for future research directions.

The text gives an up-to-date review of the state of the art in cerebral autoregulation, which is particularly relevant as cerebral autoregulation moves from the laboratory to the bedside. Cerebral Autoregulation will be useful to researchers in the physical sciences such as mathematical biology, medical physics, and biomedical engineering whose work is concerned with the brain. Researchers in the medical sciences and clinicians dealing with the brain and blood flow, as well as industry professionals developing techniques such as ultrasound, MRI, and CT will also find this Brief of interest.


Modelling blood flow Haemodynamics Cerebral vasculature Control of blood flow Cerebral circulation

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering ScienceUniversity of OxfordOxfordUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Stephen Payne is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford (since 2006) and has been working in the field of cerebral blood flow and autoregulation for over 10 years, with a number of grants in this area and a substantial number (>60) of research papers published. He has also supervised over 20 PhD students, most of whom have worked in this and related areas.

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