The use of various techniques to either directly or indirectly image the structure, function/pharmacology of the nervous system.

Learn.Genetics: Brain Imaging Techniques

The University of Utah offers a one-page primer on MRI and PET imaging.

National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

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.

Dana Articles

Imaging the Neural Symphony

By: Karel Svoboda, Ph.D.

(Read Q&A with Karel Svoboda, Ph.D.)
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.

Can Brain Science Help Promote Good Health?

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.

Seeking the Neural Signature of Consciousness

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.

What Does it Mean to be ‘Amyloid Positive?’

Studies suggest amyloid accumulates for 3 decades or more before dementia symptoms show.

Truth, Lies, and False Memories: Neuroscience in the Courtroom

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 2014-10-15 Craig Stark, Ph.D. View Article a