Imaging of Human Brain at Work [Tutorial Lecture 2]

Author: Itoh M
Division of Nuclear Medicine, Cyclotron Radioisotope Center, Tohoku University (Sendai, Japan)
Conference/Journal: J Intl Soc Life Info Science
Date published: 1999
Other: Volume ID: 17 , Issue ID: 2 , Pages: 377-378 , Word Count: 61

The human brain has become a main target of scientific explorations. X-rays (X-CT), magnetic resonances (MRI), radioisotope tracing (SPECT and PET) and recordings of electrical activities (EEG and MEG) has been extensively used to image regional brain topology of function as well as anatomy. Basic techniques and utilities of these instruments are reviewed and possible applications for mind science are discussed.