Brain Imaging Provides A Peek Into The Human Psyche

During the past 150 years, the study of brain function has enlisted an increasing number of scientific disciplines in its service, beginning with anatomy and continuing with physiology, psychology, pharmacology, and molecular biology. Within the past 15 years, brain imaging has emerged as a tool that can integrate findings from these diverse disciplines through its intimate access to the working brain. Positron-emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) are the i

Douglas Steinberg
Apr 12, 1998

During the past 150 years, the study of brain function has enlisted an increasing number of scientific disciplines in its service, beginning with anatomy and continuing with physiology, psychology, pharmacology, and molecular biology. Within the past 15 years, brain imaging has emerged as a tool that can integrate findings from these diverse disciplines through its intimate access to the working brain. Positron-emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) are the imaging technologies applied most often by neuroscience researchers.

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
2118 Molvia St.
Berkeley, Calif. 94704
(510) 841-1899
Fax: (510) 841-2340
http://www.ismrm.org
  • 5,300 members
  • President: Gary Glover
  • Journals: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

    Organization for Human Brain Mapping Inc.
    P.O. Box 425464
    Cambridge, Mass. 02142-0009
    E-mail: hbm96@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu
    http://mbb.harvard.edu/HBM

  • 700 members
  • Chairman: Bernard Mazoyer

    Society of Nuclear Medicine 1850 Samuel Morse Dr. Reston, Va. 20190 (703) 708-9000 Fax: (703)...