Chapter 18 The origins of functional brain imaging in humans

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Abstract

Functional brain imaging in humans as we presently know it began when the experimental strategies of cognitive psychology were combined with modern brain imaging techniques, first positron emission tomography (PET) and then functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), to examine how brain function supports mental activities. This marriage of disciplines and techniques galvanized the field of cognitive neuroscience, which has rapidly expanded to include a broad range of the social sciences as well as basic scientists interested in the neurophysiology, cell biology and genetics of the imaging signals. While much of this work has transpired over the past couple of decades, its roots can be traced back more than a century.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Clinical Neurology
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Pages257-268
Number of pages12
EditionC
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Publication series

NameHandbook of Clinical Neurology
NumberC
Volume95
ISSN (Print)0072-9752

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    Raichle, M. E. (2009). Chapter 18 The origins of functional brain imaging in humans. In Handbook of Clinical Neurology (C ed., pp. 257-268). (Handbook of Clinical Neurology; Vol. 95, No. C). Elsevier B.V.. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0072-9752(08)02118-0