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Imaging the Brain with Optical Methods

by Anna W. Roe(ed.)
Imaging the Brain with Optical Methods by Anna W. Roe
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The technology of detecting and interpreting patterns of reflected light has reached a remarkable degree of maturity that now permits high spatial and temporal resolution visualization at both the systems and cellular levels. There now exist several optical imaging methodologies, based on either hemodynamic changes in nervous tissue or neurally-induced light scattering changes, that can be used to measure ongoing activity in the brain. In two parts, Imaging the Brain with Optical Methods discusses the history of optical imaging and its use in the study of brain function, and the rapidly developing optical technologies and their applications that have recently developed. These include intrinsic signal optical imaging, near-infrared optical imaging, fast optical imaging based on scattered light, optical imaging with voltage sensitive dyes, and 2 photon imaging of hemodynamic signals.In total, this volume will encapsulate the current state of optical imaging methodologies and their contribution towards understanding the spatial and temporal organization of cerebral cortical function.Imaging the Brain with Optical Methods will be highly valuable for researchers and clinicians interested in brain imaging methods and brain function, including advanced undergraduates and doctoral students, neuroscientists, physicists, psychologists, bioengineers, neurologists, psychiatrists, and neurosurgeons.About the Editor:Dr. Anna W. Roe is a professor of psychology and radiology at Vanderbilt University. She has developed optical methods for studying brain function and specializes in how our brain builds real vs. illusory percepts of the world.
Springer New York; November 2009
270 pages; ISBN 9781441904522
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Title: Imaging the Brain with Optical Methods
Author: Anna W. Roe
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