Food for thought: Altitude versus normal brain function

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Abstract

This paper presents a general overview of the implementation of cognitive skills in the normal human brain as viewed from a modern functional brain imaging perspective. It is hoped that information of this type will assist eventually in developing a more informed neurobiological basis for the understanding of the cognitive impairments that occur all too frequently during sojourns to extreme altitude.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-183
Number of pages13
JournalAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Volume474
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

Keywords

  • Brain blood flow
  • Brain imaging
  • Brain metabolism
  • Cognition

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