Human Brain Anatomy in Computerized Images

Human Brain Anatomy in Computerized Images

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Modern tomographic scans are revealing the structure of the human brain in unprecedented detail. This spectator progress, however, poses a critical problem for neuroscientists and practitioners of brain-related professions: how to find their way in the current tomographic images so as to identify a particular brain site, be it normal or damaged by disease? The problem is made all the more difficult by the large degree of individual neuroanatomical variation. Prepared by a leading expert in advanced brain-imaging techniques, this unique atlas is a guide to the localization of brain structures that illustrates the wide range of neuranatomical variation. It is based on the analysis of 29 normal brain obtained from three-dimensional reconstructions of magnetic resonance scans of living persons. It also provides 177 sections (coronal, axial, and parasagital) of one of those brains so that the same structure presented in the section obtained in one incidence can be identified in the section of another incidence. An additional 209 sections of two incidences of two other brains with different overall configurations are included at the same incidences, so that readers can become familiar with the variability of standard images prompted by different skull shapes. Forty-six normal brains, segmented in to the major lobes, are also included. The atlas is based on a voxel-rendering technique developed in the author's laboratory that permits the reconstruction of the brain in three dimensions. The technique permits the identification of major sulci and gyri with about the same degree of precision that can be achieved at the autopsy table. The volume contains 50 pages of colour illustrations. The Second Edition of this atlas offers entirely new images, all from new brain specimens. Like the first edition, it will prove to be an essential tool for neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, psychiatrists, and neuroscientists, as well as medical and neuroscience students.show more

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  • Hardback | 558 pages
  • 236 x 308 x 38mm | 2,422.21g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • halftones and colour figures throughout
  • 0195165616
  • 9780195165616

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In Dr. Damasio's thoroughly revised second edition of her book, she enhances the understanding of common principles of gross brain organization. It provides users with confidence in their ability to identify focal regions of cerebral cortex on computerized scans, and leads them through the intricacies of the relationship of gross morphology to Brodmann architecture. This outstanding atlas thus facilitates further detailed exploration of the functional attributes of the cerebral cortical structures so carefully analyzed throughout the work. * Doody's Journal *show more

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Spectacular recent developments in neuroimaging technologies have vastly increased the amount of information about brain structure that can be obtained from tomographic scans. Prepared by a leading expert in advanced brain-imaging techniques, this unique atlas illustrates the wide range of neuroanatomical variation in a collection of normal human brains in three-dimensional computerized reconstructions of MR scans of living persons. It also provides 100 sections of a single brain so that the same structure presented in the section of one incidence can be identified in the section of another incidence that intersects it. Axial and coronal sections of another brain with a different overall configuration are included at the two most frequently used incidences so that readers will get a sense of the "correction" that they may need to apply to standard images. The atlas is based on a voxel-rendering technique developed in the author's laboratory that permits the reconstruction of the brain in three dimensions with about the same degree of precision in identifying major sulci and gyri that can be achieved at the autopsy table. The images used throughout the atlas have not been beautified; the contours have been left ragged for greater anatomical detail. Thirteen pages of color illustrations are also included. The first of its kind, this atlas will be an essential tool for neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists and neuroscientists, as well as for medical and neuroscience students.show more

About Hanna Damasio

Hanna Damasio is Distinguished Professor of Neurology at The University of Iowa College of Medicine, where she directs the Human Neuroanatomy and Neuroimaging Laboratory, and Adjunct Professor at the Salk Institute. Using computerized tomography and magnetic resonance scanning, she developed methods of investigating human brain structure and studied functions such as language using both the lesion method and functional neuroimaging. She is the author of over 150 scientific publications and of the award-winning Lesion Analysis in Neuropsychology (Oxford University Press), which has been used worldwide in brain-imaging work. Damasio is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Neurological Association. She recently shared the Signoret Prize in cognitive neurosciences with Antonio Damasio. She holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Lisbon and Aachen. Since 1992 she has been listed in Best Doctors in America under Neurology.show more

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