Investigation of the functional architecture of the human brain using modern noninvasive imaging techniques is a rapidly expanding area of research. A proper knowledge of methodology is needed to appreciate the burgeoning literature in the field. This timely publication provides an excellent catalogue of the main techniques.
The authors offer an invaluable analysis of mapping strategies and techniques, providing everything from the foundations to the major pitfalls and practical applications of the modern techniques used in neuroimaging. Contains over 1000 full color pages with more than 200 color figures.
Spanning the methodological gamut from the molecular level to the whole brain while discussing anatomy, physiology, and pathology, as well as their integration, Brain Mapping: The Methods, 2e, brings the reader a comprehensive, well-illustrated and entirely readable description of the methods for brain mapping. Drs. Toga and Mazziotta provide everything from the foundations to the major pitfalls and practical applications of the technique by assembling an impressive group of experts, all widely known in their field, who contribute an outstanding set of chapters.
The number of scientists and laboratories involved with brain mapping is increasing exponentially; and the second edition of this comprehensive reference has also grown much larger than the first (published in 1996), including, for example, five chapters on structural and functional MRI where the first edition had just two, along with added stimulation techniques and chapters on strategies for combining methods to achieve complementary measurements of brain activity and circuitry. Thirty-one chapters discuss concepts of mapping, its history, requirements, and applications; optical based approaches to measure and map brain function and electrophysiological methods to record and activate cortical brain regions; transcranial magnetic stimulation; tomographic-based data acquisition; postmortem anatomy, and quantitative analysis of cyto- and receptor architecture; databases and atlases; and emerging concepts. Color and b&w images support the text. Edited by Toga and Mazziotta, both of the UCLA School of Medicine. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR