The Influence of Microstructure on Neural Tissue Mechanics
Neural tissues have a complex microstructure, and this is reflected in their mechanical properties. Both brain and spinal cord tissues are heterogeneous, with white and grey matter regions having different constituents and structural arrangements. This gives rise to the complex, non-linearly viscoelastic mechanical behaviour of these tissues.
KeywordsGrey Matter Diffusion Tensor Imaging Nerve Root Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Neural Tissue
Lynne Bilston is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Senior Research Fellowship.
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