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Exploring Brain Functional Anatomy with Positron Tomography

Exploring Brain Functional Anatomy with Positron Tomography

Derek J. Chadwick (Editor), Julie Whelan (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-51419-1

Apr 2008

298 pages

Select type: E-Book



Details the application of positron emission tomography (PET) to the mapping of human cerebral cortical function. Coverage includes all aspects of PET technology. Includes chapters on somatosensory, motor and visual systems, and higher-order processes such as attention, memory, learning, intention and language. The clinical usefulness of PET is discussed in relation to psychiatric illness and to functional recovery after brain injury.
Partial table of contents:

Basic Aspects of Functional Brain Metabolism (R. Collins).

Rapid Measurement of Cerebral Blood Flow with Positron Emission Tomography (H. Iida, et al.).

Optimization of Signal in Positron Emission Tomography Scans: Present and Future Developments (D. Townsend).

Positron Emission Tomography Studies of the Somatosensory System in Man (P. Roland & R. Seitz).

A Thought Experiment with Positron Emission Tomography (S. Zeki).

Memory Mechanisms in the Processing of Words and Word-Like Symbols (M. Raichle).

Language Activation Studies with Positron Emission Tomography (R. Wise, et al.).

The Functional Anatomy of Recovery from Brain Injury (R. Frackowiak, et al.).