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Biomechanics of the Brain

  • Karol Miller

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Karol Miller
    Pages 1-3
  3. Wieslaw L. Nowinski
    Pages 5-40
  4. Einat Liebenthal
    Pages 41-68
  5. Lynne E. Bilston
    Pages 69-89
  6. King H. Yang, Albert I. King
    Pages 91-110
  7. K. Miller, A. Wittek, G. Joldes
    Pages 111-136
  8. Marek Czosnyka, Zofia Czosnyka, Olivier Baledent, Ruwan Weerakkody, Magdalena Kasprowicz, Piotr Smielewski et al.
    Pages 137-167
  9. A. Wittek, G. Joldes, K. Miller
    Pages 189-219
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 221-225

About this book


The mechanical properties of living tissues continue to be the major topic of biomechanical investigations. Most researchers have investigated load-bearing tissues, such as bones, ligaments, muscles and other components of the musculoskeletal system, blood vessels (and blood), lungs, skin and hair. Until recently, very soft tissues of organs whose role has little or nothing to do with transmitting mechanical loads have been outside the scope of the mainstream biomechanical research. These “neglected” organs include the liver, kidneys, prostate and other abdominal organs, and especially the brain. Increased interest in the biomechanics of soft tissues, particularly the brain, as evidenced by the increased number of publications in this area, has motivated this effort to summarize recent developments. Biomechanics of the Brain will take the reader to the forefront of current research.

Covering topics from brain anatomy and imaging to sophisticated methods of modeling brain injury and neurosurgery, to the cutting edge methods in analyzing cerebrospinal fluid and blood flow, this book is the first comprehensive reference in the field of biomechanics of the brain. Experienced biomechanics researchers as well as those new to the field will find parts of this book useful.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Karol Miller
    • 1
  1. 1.Intelligent Systems for Medicine Lab.The University of Western AustraliaCrawley/PerthAustralia

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