Brain Imaging in Behavioral Neuroscience

  • Cameron S. Carter
  • Jeffrey W. Dalley

Part of the Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences book series (CTBN, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. N. D. Volkow, G. J. Wang, J. S. Fowler, D. Tomasi, R. Baler
    Pages 1-24
  3. Robert W. Gould, Linda J. Porrino, Michael A. Nader
    Pages 25-44
  4. Makoto Higuchi, Jun Maeda, Bin Ji, Masaki Tokunaga, Ming-Rong Zhang, Masahiro Maruyama et al.
    Pages 45-64
  5. Natalia del Campo, Ulrich Müller, Barbara J. Sahakian
    Pages 65-91
  6. Alexandra R. Aarons, Amanda Talan, Wynne K. Schiffer
    Pages 93-115
  7. Paul Cumming, Per Borghammer
    Pages 117-148
  8. Hélène Hall, Sandra Cuellar-Baena, Carina Dahlberg, René in’t Zandt, Vladimir Denisov, Deniz Kirik
    Pages 169-198
  9. Richard J. Maddock, Michael H. Buonocore
    Pages 199-251
  10. Laura A. Libby, J. Daniel Ragland
    Pages 253-267
  11. Carmen Andreescu, Howard Aizenstein
    Pages 269-287
  12. Owen Carmichael, Samuel Lockhart
    Pages 289-320
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 389-391

About this book

Introduction

This volume highlights the remarkable new developments in brain imaging, including those that apply magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET), that allow us to non invasively study the living human brain in health and in disease.  These technological advances have allowed us to obtain new and powerful insights into the structure and function of the healthy brain as it develops across the life cycle, as well as the molecular make up of brain systems and circuits as they develop and change with age.  New brain imaging technologies have also given us new insights into the causes of many common brain disorders, including ADHD, schizophrenia, depression and Alzheimer’s disease, which collectively affect a large segment of the population.  These new insights have major implications for understanding and treating these brain disorders, and are providing clinicians with the first ever set of biomarkers that can be used to guide diagnosis and monitor treatment effects. The advances in brain imaging over the last 20 years, summarized in this volume, represent a major advance in modern biomedical sciences.

 

The Authors of this volume are leaders in the development of PET and MRI methods as well as clinical and translational researchers skilled in their use in patients with brain disorders. Individual chapters of this volume focus on the use of specific methodologies, covering the full range of PET chemistry based approaches as well as MRI methods from structural and diffusion tensor based imaging, to functional MRI of functional brain circuitry, to pharmacological MRI and MRI spectroscopic molecular imaging. 

Keywords

ADHD Parkinson's disease drug addiction magnetic resonance imaging positron emission tomography schizophrenia

Editors and affiliations

  • Cameron S. Carter
    • 1
  • Jeffrey W. Dalley
    • 2
  1. 1., UC Davis Imaging CenterUniversity of California at DavisSacramentoUSA
  2. 2., Dep of Experimental Psychology/Dep of PsUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-28711-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-28710-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-28711-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1866-3370
  • Series Online ISSN 1866-3389
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