Advances in Metabolic Mapping Techniques for Brain Imaging of Behavioral and Learning Functions

  • F. Gonzalez-Lima
  • Th. Finkenstädt
  • H. Scheich

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 68)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Techniques

  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. R. M. Cooper, G. A. Thurlow, A. Jeeva, A. Gafka
      Pages 259-279
    3. Vincent M. Cassone, David S. Brooks, Donald B. Hodges, Teresa A. Kelm, Lu Jun, Wade S. Warren
      Pages 299-317
    4. H. Scheich, C. Simonis, F. Ohl, H. Thomas, J. Tillein
      Pages 447-474
  4. Discussions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 475-475
    2. F. Gonzalez-Lima, A. R. McIntosh
      Pages 477-493
    3. Th. Finkenstädt, F. Gonzalez-Lima, A. R. Mcintosh
      Pages 494-508
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 523-527

About this book


In recent years, revolutionary technical advances have permitted neuroscientists to map the functioning of the brain in exquisite detail. Of interest are the new techniques that visually display cell energy metabolism which is coupled to functional brain activity in behaving animals.
This is the first book dealing with the application of 2-deoxyglucose and related metabolic mapping techniques for brain imaging of behavioral and learning functions. Quantitative autoradiographic techniques based on the use of exogenous markers include radiolabeled glucose and its analogs, especially 2-deoxyglucose and fluorodeoxyglucose. Other mapping techniques are based on the histochemical staining of endogenous metabolic markers such as cytochrome oxidase, as well as immunohistochemistry for expression of c-fos genes. In spite of the great potential capabilities of the new imaging techniques, relatively few neuroscientists are using this approach to study brain functions related to behavior. There is a need to review state-of-the-art applications of these methods in behavioral neuroscience, and to formulate recommendations for future research in this area. This book is intended to fulfill these needs by bringing together leading neuroscientists using metabolic mapping approaches to elucidate brain mechanisms of behavior. Discussions are not limited to one animal species, but they cover a broad range of vertebrates with unique behavioral capabilities.


behavior brain brain imaging cell chemistry energy evolution genes imaging imaging techniques metabolism neuroimaging neuroscience research vertebrates

Editors and affiliations

  • F. Gonzalez-Lima
    • 1
  • Th. Finkenstädt
    • 2
  • H. Scheich
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of TexasAustinUSA
  2. 2.Schering AGBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Institute for ZoologyTechnical UniversityDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-1947-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2712-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-123X
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