Human Brain Anatomy in Computerized Images / Edition 2

Human Brain Anatomy in Computerized Images / Edition 2

by Hanna Damasio
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195165616

ISBN-13: 9780195165616

Pub. Date: 03/24/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Modern tomographic scans are revealing the structure of the human brain in unprecedented detail. This spectator progress, however, poses a critical problem for neuroscientists and practitioners of brain-related professions: how to find their way in the current tomographic images so as to identify a particular brain site, be it normal or damaged by disease? The

Overview

Modern tomographic scans are revealing the structure of the human brain in unprecedented detail. This spectator progress, however, poses a critical problem for neuroscientists and practitioners of brain-related professions: how to find their way in the current tomographic images so as to identify a particular brain site, be it normal or damaged by disease? The problem is made all the more difficult by the large degree of individual neuroanatomical variation. Prepared by a leading expert in advanced brain-imaging techniques, this unique atlas is a guide to the localization of brain structures that illustrates the wide range of neuranatomical variation. It is based on the analysis of 29 normal brain obtained from three-dimensional reconstructions of magnetic resonance scans of living persons. It also provides 177 section (coronal, axial, and parasagital) of one of those brains so that the same structure presented in the section obtained in one incidence can be identified in the section of another incidence. An additional 209 sections of two incidences of two other brains with different overall configurations are included at the same incidences, so that readers can become familiar with the variability of standard images prompted by different skull shapes. Forty-six normal brains, segmented in to the major lobes, are also included. The atlas is based on a voxel-rendering technique developed in the author's laboratory that permits the reconstruction of the brain in three dimensions. The technique permits the identification of major sulci and gyri with about the same degree of precision that can be achieved at the autopsy table. The volume contains 50 pages of color illustrations. The Second Edition of this atlas offers entirely new images, all from new brain specimens. Like the first edition, it will prove to be an essential tool for neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, psychiatrists, and neuroscientists, as well as medical and neuroscience students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195165616
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/24/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
12.00(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Exterior description of a dolichocephalic brain
3. Exterior description of a brachicephalic brain
4. Exterior description of a second brachicephalic brain
5. An alphabet of the normal brain
6. Quantifying in neuroanatomical differences (In collaboration with John Allen and Joel Bruss)
7. Sections through the dolichocephalic brain
8. Sections through the first brachicephalic brain
9. Sections through the second brachicephalic brain
10. Applying neuroanatomical knowledge to lesion studies
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