Neuroimaging
Neuroimaging includes the use of various techniques to either directly or indirectly image the structure, function/pharmacology of the nervous system. It is a relatively new discipline within medicine...
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The most detailed map of the brain ever created
The most detailed map of the brain ever created! Credit: Hashem Al-Ghaili
New Imaging Technique May Find Real Alzheimer's Culprit
PET scans that highlight the tangle-causing protein tau may better predict memory loss of Alzheimer's than older methods, researchers say.
Where exactly are the words in your head?
Scientists have created an interactive map showing which brain areas respond to hearing different words. The map re...
Brain Scans Show Alzheimer's Emerging
For the first time, scientists have found a tool that could track the beginnings of Alzheimer's in the brain
Berkeley Lab Scientists To Help Build World’s First Total-Body PET Scanner
Scientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have set out to help build the world’s first total-body positron emission tomography (PET) scanner, a me...
3-D Map Of The Brain
The animal brain is so complex, it would take a supercomputer and vast amounts of data to create a detailed 3-D model of the billions of neurons that power it. But computer scientists and a professor ...
Dartmouth Researcher Discovers 'Brain Signature' That Predicts Human Emotions
In their new study, the researchers' goals were to develop a brain signature that predicts the intensity of negative emotional responses to evocative images; to test the signature in generalizing acro...
The Brain Is Not As Cramped As We Thought
Using an innovative method, EPFL scientists show that the brain is not as compact as we have thought all along. To study the fine structure of the brain, including its connections between neurons, the...
New Research Allows Doctors To Image Dangerous 'Hardening' Of The Arteries
Researchers at the University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh, have shown how a radioactive agent developed in the 1960s to detect bone cancer can be re-purposed to hi...
PET Scan May Detect CTE Sooner
In a case-control study, a specific type of PET imaging picked up a pattern of tau deposition in brain areas responsible for mood, fear, stress, and cognition -- one that was distinct from neuropathol...
How Do Our Brains Semantically Map the Things We See?
At last- neurological research that doesn't take a brain surgeon to understand it! Researchers from the Gallant Lab at UC Berkeley placed subjects under an
See-through brains
Scientists have come up with a way to make whole brains transparent, so they can be labelled with molecular markers and imaged using a light microscope. The ...
Automated whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology of neurons in vivo - YouTube
Researchers at Georgia Tech and MIT have developed a way to automate the process of finding and recording information from neurons in the living brain. The r...
History of neuroimaging
The first neuroimaging technique ever is the so-called ‘human circulation balance’ invented by Angelo Mosso in the 1880s and able to non-invasively measure the redistribution of blood during emotiona...
Cerebral angiography
Cerebral angiography is a form of angiography which provides images of blood vessels in and around the brain, thereby allowing detection of abnormalities such as arteriovenous malformations and aneury...
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Computed tomography of the head
Computed tomography (CT) of the head or Computed Axial Tomography (CAT) scanning uses a series of x-rays of the head taken from many different directions. Typically used for quickly viewing brain inju...
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Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the nervous system uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce high quality two- or three-dimensional images of nervous system structures without use of ionizin...
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Brain positron emission tomography
Positron emission tomography (PET) measures emissions from radioactively labeled metabolically active chemicals that have been injected into the bloodstream. The emission data are computer-processed t...
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Brain mapping
Brain mapping is a set of neuroscience techniques predicated on the mapping of (biological) quantities or properties onto spatial representations of the (human or non-human) brain resulting in maps. ...
Spinal fMRI
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the spinal cord (spinal fMRI) is an adaptation of the fMRI method that has been developed for use in the brain (1). Although the basic principles under...
Functional neuroimaging
Functional neuroimaging is the use of neuroimaging technology to measure an aspect of brain function, often with a view to understanding the relationship between activity in certain brain areas and sp...
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Electroencephalography
Electroencephalography (EEG) is the recording of electrical activity along the scalp. EEG measures voltage fluctuations resulting from ionic current flows within the neurons of the brain. In clinical ...
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Magnetoencephalography
Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a functional neuroimaging technique for mapping brain activity by recording magnetic fields produced by electrical currents occurring naturally in the brain, using very...
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List of neuroimaging software
Neuroimaging software is used to study the structure and function of the brain. To see an NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research funded clearinghouse of many of these software applications, as well ...
Ionotropic effect
An ionotropic effect can be applied to the effect of a transmitter substance or hormone on its target. The transmitter or hormone activates or deactivates ionotropic receptors (ligand-gated ion channe...
New Imaging Technique May Find Real Alzheimer's Culprit
PET scans that highlight the tangle-causing protein tau may better predict memory loss of Alzheimer's than older methods, researchers say.
Phi complex
The phi complex is a brain rhythm in the awake human brain that appears to serve various social functions. Phi is one of several brain rhythms in the awake human brain that coordinate human behavior. ...
Binding potential
In pharmacokinetics and receptor-ligand kinetics the binding potential (BP) is a combined measure of the density of "available" neuroreceptors and the affinity of a drug to that neuroreceptor.
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Minimaze procedure
The mini-maze procedures are cardiac surgery procedures intended to cure atrial fibrillation (AF), a common disturbance of heart rhythm. They are procedures derived from the original maze procedure d...