Neuroactivation and Neuroimaging with SPET

  • Mark S. George
  • Howard A. Ring
  • Durval C. Costa
  • Peter J. Ell
  • Kypros Kouris
  • Peter H. Jarritt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Functional Neuroimaging with Radioactive Tracers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mark S. George, Howard A. Ring, Durval C. Costa, Peter J. Ell, Kypros Kouris, Peter H. Jarritt
      Pages 3-9
    3. Mark S. George, Howard A. Ring, Durval C. Costa, Peter J. Ell, Kypros Kouris, Peter H. Jarritt
      Pages 11-28
    4. Mark S. George, Howard A. Ring, Durval C. Costa, Peter J. Ell, Kypros Kouris, Peter H. Jarritt
      Pages 29-49
    5. Mark S. George, Howard A. Ring, Durval C. Costa, Peter J. Ell, Kypros Kouris, Peter H. Jarritt
      Pages 51-120
  3. Neuroactivation with SPET

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Mark S. George, Howard A. Ring, Durval C. Costa, Peter J. Ell, Kypros Kouris, Peter H. Jarritt
      Pages 123-131
    3. Mark S. George, Howard A. Ring, Durval C. Costa, Peter J. Ell, Kypros Kouris, Peter H. Jarritt
      Pages 133-142
    4. Mark S. George, Howard A. Ring, Durval C. Costa, Peter J. Ell, Kypros Kouris, Peter H. Jarritt
      Pages 143-152
    5. Mark S. George, Howard A. Ring, Durval C. Costa, Peter J. Ell, Kypros Kouris, Peter H. Jarritt
      Pages 153-156
    6. Mark S. George, Howard A. Ring, Durval C. Costa, Peter J. Ell, Kypros Kouris, Peter H. Jarritt
      Pages 157-171
    7. Mark S. George, Howard A. Ring, Durval C. Costa, Peter J. Ell, Kypros Kouris, Peter H. Jarritt
      Pages 173-181
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 183-197

About this book

Introduction

Recent explorations in the neurosciences have been progressing towards an understanding of the relationship between brain struc­ ture and brain function. Having passed through an era which may be described as one of a localisationist philosophy, in which discrete brain areas were seen to subserve only discrete functions, the perspective of brain-behaviour relationships has advanced in recent years to an appreciation that a more holistic approach is not only heuristically valid, but is also most likely to lead to future advances. The close relationship between the mind and the brain has been appreciated since the time of Hippocrates when he opined 'men ought to know that from nothing else but thence [from the brain] comes joys, delights, laughter and sports, and sorrows, griefs, despondency and lamentations ... and by this same organ we become mad and delirious and fears and terrors assail us'. In the nineteenth century, particularly in France and Germany, descrip­ tions of what are now recognised to be independent neurological diseases emerged following empirical clinical observations. Investi­ gation led to the identification in many cases of underlying struc­ tural abnormalities which could be linked to pathological changes.

Keywords

Schichtaufnahmeverfahren imaging magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) neuroimaging tomography

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark S. George
    • 1
    • 2
  • Howard A. Ring
    • 3
  • Durval C. Costa
    • 4
  • Peter J. Ell
    • 5
  • Kypros Kouris
    • 6
    • 7
  • Peter H. Jarritt
    • 8
  1. 1.Raymond Way Neuropsychiatry Research Group, Department of Clinical NeurologyInstitute of NeurologyLondonEngland
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  3. 3.Raymond Way Neuropsychiatry Research Group, Department of Clinical NeurologyInstitute of NeurologyLondonEngland
  4. 4.Institute of Nuclear MedicineUniversity College and Middlesex School of Medicine (UCMSM)LondonEngland
  5. 5.Institute of Nuclear MedicineUniversity College and Middlesex School of Medicine (UCMSM)LondonEngland
  6. 6.Institute of Nuclear MedicineUniversity College and Middlesex School of Medicine (UCMSM)LondonEngland
  7. 7.University of KuwaitKuwait CityKuwait
  8. 8.Institute of Nuclear MedicineUniversity College and Middlesex School of Medicine (UCMSM)LondonEngland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-1901-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-1903-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-1901-2
  • About this book