The use of various techniques to either directly or indirectly image the structure, function/pharmacology of the nervous system.
The University of Utah offers a one-page primer on MRI and PET imaging.
The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering offers separate sections addressing the interests of researchers, students and the general public. The site includes information about NIH initiatives in bioimaging, a list of symposia and workshops, news releases, and links to other bioimaging sites.
This site, a joint effort of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America, provides basic information about what to expect when undergoing diagnostic radiology procedures, such as CT scans and MRIs.
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Since the start of the new millennium, a method called two-photon
microscopy has allowed scientists to peer farther into the brain than ever
before. Our article describes the advances that led to this remarkable breakthrough—one
that is helping neuroscientists better understand neural networks.
Dana Foundation grantee Michael Lipton is
looking at the cumulative effect of heading impacts by monitoring changes in
brain structure and function with diffusion tensor imaging and cognitive tests.
Can imaging tell us if scary labels on cigarette
packages prompt smokers to quit? Researchers look for signs that might track
how persuasive psychological and social interventions will be.
Cambridge researchers using EEG find network activity differs among minimally conscious patients, and the possibility of predicting the potential to communicate even in non-responsive people.
Studies suggest amyloid accumulates for 3
decades or more before dementia symptoms show.
Truth, Lies, and False Memories: Neuroscience in the Courtroom
Craig Stark, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Craig Stark, Ph.D.
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