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Imaging the functioning human brain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10500129     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
One of the most exciting methodological advances for brain research field arises in functional brain imaging, which enables us to localize and characterize neural activity and biochemical events in the living human brain. Recently developed event-related functional MRI makes it possible to visualize the brain activity associated with cognitive processes with the temporal resolution of the hemodynamic response. In addition, the high sensitivity and selectivity of positron-emission tomography allow us to probe the neurochemical processes at the molecular level. Positron-emission tomography also has been applied to investigate the effects of therapeutic drugs as well as the effects of drugs of abuse.
Authors:
X Weng; Y S Ding; N D Volkow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0027-8424     ISO Abbreviation:  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.     Publication Date:  1999 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-10-21     Completed Date:  1999-10-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505876     Medline TA:  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11073-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Laboratory for Higher Brain Function, Institute of Psychology Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China. wengxc@psych.ac.cn
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Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain / physiology,  radionuclide imaging*
Humans
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tomography, Emission-Computed
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