In Vivo Optical Imaging of Brain Function

In Vivo Optical Imaging of Brain Function

by Ron Frostig, Frostig Frostig
     
 

The major advantage of in vivo optical techniques is the ability to study many levels of function of the CNS that are inaccessible by other methods. This rapidly expanding field is multidisciplinary in nature and findings have thus far been scattered throughout the literature.

In Vivo Optical Imaging of Brain Function reviews the wide variety of optical imaging

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The major advantage of in vivo optical techniques is the ability to study many levels of function of the CNS that are inaccessible by other methods. This rapidly expanding field is multidisciplinary in nature and findings have thus far been scattered throughout the literature.

In Vivo Optical Imaging of Brain Function reviews the wide variety of optical imaging techniques that have recently emerged for the specific study of activity in the living brain, as well as their application in animal and human brain research. The book describes noninvasive and invasive optical techniques that enable the description of brain function at levels ranging from single neurons to large assemblies comprising of millions of neurons, and thus address issues related to brain activation ranging from neuronal networks to cognition.

Each chapter describes the theory, set-up, analytical methods, and examples of experiments that highlight the advantages of a particular imaging method. Moreover, the authors present technical details at a level that will encourage researchers to utilize the imaging methods in your laboratory. As this field continues to advance our understanding of brain function, researchers need In Vivo Optical Imaging of Brain Function to keep abreast of the latest developments in this exciting area of study.

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Frostig (neurobiology and behavior, Center for Biomedical Engineering, U. of California at Irvine) presents nine chapters describing a variety of optical techniques for the study of neuronal activity in the living brain. Descriptions of theory, setup, analytical methods, and examples of experiments are included throughout. Specific topics include visualizing adult cortical plasticity using intrinsic signal optical imaging, voltage-sensitive and calcium-sensitive dye imaging of activity, observations of rapid scattered-light changes associated with electronic events, intraoperative optical imaging, noninvasive imaging of cerebral activation with diffuse optical tomography, and principles and design of a two-photon laser scanning microscope for brain imaging. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849323898
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/15/2002
Series:
Frontiers in Neuroscience Series
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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