Looking Inside the Brain: The Power of Neuroimaging

Author:   Denis Le Bihan ,  Teresa Lavender Fagan
Publisher:   Princeton University Press
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Pages:   184
Publication Date:   26 September 2017
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Author:   Denis Le Bihan ,  Teresa Lavender Fagan
Publisher:   Princeton University Press
Imprint:   Princeton University Press
ISBN:  

9780691176079


ISBN 10:   0691176078
Pages:   184
Publication Date:   26 September 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viiIntroduction 11Elementary Particles 4Broca's Discoveries 5The Birth of Modern Neuroimaging 7The First Revolution: The X-RayCT Scanner 8Nuclear Magnetism 11The Nuclei Enter into Resonance: From NMR to MRI 13The Anatomy of an MRI Scanner 16The Crystal Skull 182The Magnetic Brain 22The Computer at Work 22The Brain's GPS 24When the Brain Is Constructed 25The Destiny of Neurons 28Language and Cerebral Plasticity 30Genes or Environment? 33The Phrenology of the Brain 353Seeing the Brain Think 38I Think, Therefore I Irrigate 38Seeing the Brain with Antimatter! 39The Glory of PET 41Positrons on the Verge of Being Replaced by Magnetism 42Electrons Come to the Aid of Protons 43The Wrong Track 45A Question of Oxygen 46From Rats to Cats . . . Then to Humans 47The Prowess of Functional MRI 48Don't Think of Anything 50Proof through Statistics 51The Homunculus Seen in fMRI 52The Traps of fMRI 53The Missing L 544The Magnetic Brain in Action 56A Cat in the Brain 57Mental Reading 59 When Things Are Bad, Look at Yourself in a Mirror 62Singing in the Brain 64What Side Do You Speak On? 67An Expensive Lie Detector 71The Intimate Brain 73Does Free Will Exist? 76At the Doors of Awareness 785The Brain Probed through Water Molecules 82Einstein's Visions 84NMR Sensitive to Diffusion 86From NMR to MRI: Diffusion . . . Confusion 87Diffusion and Cancer 90Mike's Other Discovery 93White Matter Takes On Colors 95An Asynchronous Brain 996Water: Molecule of the Mind? 104The Firefighters Arrive a Bit Late 104Swelling Neurons 106Two Types of Water 109104.5 Degrees: The Angle of Life 111Protons Play Leapfrog 114The Tribulations of Water in Cells 115A Dance of Spines 118Mechanical Neurons 1217The Crystal Brain 125Enter the Nanoparticles 126Many Are Called, Few Are Chosen 129MRI of the Extreme 133An Exceptional Instrument for an Exceptional Organ 137The Birth of NeuroSpin 141Safety Above All 143Conquering the Brain 147In Search of a Neural Code? 150References 153Figure Credits 161Index 163

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[L]ooking Inside the Brain introduces readers to basic neuroanatomy and sets out to explain how neuroimaging has helped scientists better understand human emotion, cognitive faculties, and neurological illnesses, including cancer and psychiatric disorders. Interestingly, Le Bihan describes the functions of these technologies through a probing account of the water molecule, whose fascinating properties make these technologies work. Besides the historical accounts of these technologies, the real value of this work is the author's forward-looking predictions regarding the future of these technologies and their continued evolution. --Choice Le Bihan, an innovative scientist whose research has led to bold advancements in the field of neuroimaging, explains the historical evolution of imaging technology. . . . Le Bihan's book, which is packed with photographs and witty asides, is an accessible explanation of a complex, technological topic. --Library Journal Who better to lead us into the technological wonderland of in vivo brain imaging than Denis Le Bihan, pioneer of diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI)? [A] densely factual narrative. --Barbara Kiser, Nature Who better to lead us into the technological wonderland of in vivo brain imaging than Denis Le Bihan, pioneer of diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI)? [A] densely factual narrative. --Barbara Kiser, Nature Le Bihan, an innovative scientist whose research has led to bold advancements in the field of neuroimaging, explains the historical evolution of imaging technology... Le Bihan's book, which is packed with photographs and witty asides, is an accessible explanation of a complex, technological topic. --Library Journal [L]ooking Inside the Brain introduces readers to basic neuroanatomy and sets out to explain how neuroimaging has helped scientists better understand human emotion, cognitive faculties, and neurological illnesses, including cancer and psychiatric disorders. Interestingly, Le Bihan describes the functions of these technologies through a probing account of the water molecule, whose fascinating properties make these technologies work. Besides the historical accounts of these technologies, the real value of this work is the author's forward-looking predictions regarding the future of these technologies and their continued evolution. --Choice


Who better to lead us into the technological wonderland of in vivo brain imaging than Denis Le Bihan, pioneer of diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI)? [A] densely factual narrative. --Barbara Kiser, Nature Le Bihan, an innovative scientist whose research has led to bold advancements in the field of neuroimaging, explains the historical evolution of imaging technology... Le Bihan's book, which is packed with photographs and witty asides, is an accessible explanation of a complex, technological topic. --Library Journal [L]ooking Inside the Brain introduces readers to basic neuroanatomy and sets out to explain how neuroimaging has helped scientists better understand human emotion, cognitive faculties, and neurological illnesses, including cancer and psychiatric disorders. Interestingly, Le Bihan describes the functions of these technologies through a probing account of the water molecule, whose fascinating properties make these technologies work. Besides the historical accounts of these technologies, the real value of this work is the author's forward-looking predictions regarding the future of these technologies and their continued evolution. --Choice


[L]ooking Inside the Brain introduces readers to basic neuroanatomy and sets out to explain how neuroimaging has helped scientists better understand human emotion, cognitive faculties, and neurological illnesses, including cancer and psychiatric disorders. Interestingly, Le Bihan describes the functions of these technologies through a probing account of the water molecule, whose fascinating properties make these technologies work. Besides the historical accounts of these technologies, the real value of this work is the author's forward-looking predictions regarding the future of these technologies and their continued evolution. --Choice Le Bihan, an innovative scientist whose research has led to bold advancements in the field of neuroimaging, explains the historical evolution of imaging technology. . . . Le Bihan's book, which is packed with photographs and witty asides, is an accessible explanation of a complex, technological topic. --Library Journal Who better to lead us into the technological wonderland of in vivo brain imaging than Denis Le Bihan, pioneer of diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI)? [A] densely factual narrative. --Barbara Kiser, Nature


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Denis Le Bihan is internationally recognized for his contributions to the development of imaging methods for the study of the human brain. He is the founding director of NeuroSpin, an institute of the French Atomic Energy Commission dedicated to ultra-high-field brain imaging. He won the 2012 Honda Prize, Japan's international award for science and technology, and the 2014 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine.

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