The Oxford Handbook of Functional Brain Imaging in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neurosciences describes in a readily accessible manner the several functional neuroimaging methods and critically appraises their applications that today account for a large part of the contemporary cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology literature. The complexity and the novelty of these methods often cloud appreciation of the methods' contributions and future promise.The Handbook begins with an overview of the basic concepts of functional brain imaging common to all methods, and proceeds with a description of each of them, namely magnetoencephalography (MEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Its second part covers the various research applications of functional neuroimaging on issues like the function of the default mode network; the possibility and the utility of imaging of consciousness; the search for mnemonic traces of concepts; human will and decision-making; motor cognition; language; the mechanisms of affective states and pain; the presurgical mapping of the brain; and others. As such, the volume reviews the methods and their contributions to current research and comments on the degree to which they have enhanced our understanding of the relation between neurophysiological activity and sensory, motor, and cognitive functions. Moreover, it carefully considers realistic contributions of functional neuroimaging to future endeavors in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, and neuropsychology.
Table of Contents
PrefaceAndrew C. PapanicolaouPart One: MethodsChapter 1. Overview of Basic ConceptsAndrew C. PapanicolaouChapter 2. Magnetoencephalography and Magnetic Source ImagingDouglas O. Cheyne And Andrew C. PapanicolaouChapter 3. Functional Magnetic Resonance ImagingLena Orfanidou, Emmanuel A. Stamatakis And Andrew C. PapanicolaouChapter 4. Positron Emission Tomography: Blood Flow and Metabolic ImagingShalini Narayana, Babak Saboury, Andrew Newberg, and Abass AlaviChapter 5. Positron Emission Tomography: Ligand ImagingShalini Narayana, Babak Saboury, Andrew Newberg, and Abass AlaviChapter 6. Diffusion Tensor Imaging: The Confluence Of Structural And Functional ImagesElisabeth A. Wilde, Kareem W. Ayoub, and Asim ChoudhriChapter 7. Transcranial Magnetic StimulationShalini Narayana, Felipe Salinas, Frederick A. Boop, James W. Wheless and Andrew C. PapanicolaouPart Two: ApplicationsChapter 8. White Matter ConnectivityAntony Passaro, Foteini Christidi, and Vasiliki TsirkaChapter 9. The Default Mode and Other Resting Functional NetworksAndrew C. PapanicolaouChapter 10. Imaging The Networks of ConsciousnessAndrew C. PapanicolaouChapter 11. In Search of the Mnemonic Traces Of ConceptsAndrew C. PapanicolaouChapter 12. Imaging the Networks of Encoding, Consolodation and RetrievalAndrew C. Papanicolaou, Christen M. Holder and Nicole ShayChapter 13. Imaging the Networks of the Executive FunctionsChristen M. Holder and Nicole ShayChapter 14. Imaging the Networks of Voluntary ActionsMarina Kilintari and Andrew C. PapanicolaouChapter 15. Imaging the Networks of Motor CognitionMarina Kilintari and Andrew C. PapanicolaouChapter 16. Imaging the Networks of LanguageAndrew C. Papanicolaou and Marina KilintariChapter 17. Imaging the Networks of Affective Functions and PainEleni Pappa and Nikolaos SmyrnisChapter 18. Clinical Applications of Functional Neuroimaging: Presurgical Functional MappingAndrew C. Papanicolaou, Roozbeh Rezaie, Shalini Narayana, Asim F. Choudhri James Wheless, Eduardo Castillo, James E. Baumgartner, and Frederic A. BoopIndex