Investigation of Brain Function

  • A. W. Wilkinson

Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 7)

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Introduction

During the past fifteen or twenty years there have been remarkable advances in the methods of study of the functions of the brain in a wide range of species including man. As a result there has been a large increase in the factual knowledge of brain function but the interpretation and the application of these new facts has often tended to lag. The chapters in this book are the formal statements of those specialists of various disciplines who took part in a course of lectures and discussions of methods of the investigation of brain function in May 1980. Not only do they usually indicate the present state of knowledge and comprehension of the many functions of the brain of several species, but they also give valuable indications of where future studies might profitably be directed. G. Pampiglione A. W. Wilkinson v CONTENTS Steady State Radioisotopic Assessment of Brain Function . . . . . . . . 1 F. Fazio, C. Fieschi, and G. L. Lenzi Cerebral Blood Flow and Brain Function . 9 Bo Larsen Regional Cerebral Blood Flow and Regional Cerebral Oxygen Utilisation in Acute Cerebral Ischaemia . . . . . . 27 G. L. Lenzi, C. Fieschi, and F. Fazio The Electroencephalogram of Mental Abilities 35 Duilio Giannitrapani Sensory Processes and the Making of Decisions in Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 R. Cooper Computed EEG Topography: Theory, Implementation and Application . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Richard N. Harner Investigations of Apneic Syndrome during Sleep . . . . . . 103 D. Kurtz Automatic Analysis of Human Sleep EEGs . . . . . . . . . . 123 D. Samson-Dollfus Electrical Milestones in Mammalian Brain Development 139 G.

Keywords

assessment blood brain development electroencephalography (EEG) epilepsy sleep

Editors and affiliations

  • A. W. Wilkinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Child HealthUniversity of LondonLondonEngland

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  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-4043-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-4045-4
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