Neuroimaging of Consciousness

  • Andrea Eugenio Cavanna
  • Andrea Nani
  • Hal Blumenfeld
  • Steven Laureys

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Brain Imaging and Pathologies of Consciousness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrea Nani, Stefano Seri, Andrea E. Cavanna
      Pages 3-21
    3. Tim Bayne, Jakob Hohwy
      Pages 23-35
    4. Andrew P. Bagshaw, Sakhvinder Khalsa
      Pages 37-48
  3. Brain Imaging and Alterations of Consciousness in Epilepsy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Moran Furman, Hal Blumenfeld
      Pages 51-62
    3. Jean Gotman, George Kostopoulos
      Pages 63-79
    4. A. LeBron Paige, Andrea E. Cavanna
      Pages 81-97
    5. Aileen McGonigal, Fabrice Bartolomei
      Pages 99-114
  4. Brain Imaging and Alterations of Consciousness in Coma, Sleep and Anesthesia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Caroline Schnakers, Steven Laureys, Melanie Boly
      Pages 117-131
    3. Yuval Nir, Marcello Massimini, Melanie Boly, Giulio Tononi
      Pages 133-182
    4. Vincent Bonhomme, Pierre Boveroux, Jean François Brichant
      Pages 183-203
  5. Brain Imaging and Alterations of Consciousness in Neuropsychiatric Disorders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Sarah N. Garfinkel, Yoko Nagai, Anil K. Seth, Hugo D. Critchley
      Pages 207-224
    3. Alan Carson, Mark Edwards, Jon Stone
      Pages 225-246

About this book

Introduction

Within the field of neuroscience, the past few decades have witnessed an exponential growth of research into the brain mechanisms underlying both normal and pathological states of consciousness in humans. The development of sophisticated imaging techniques (above all fMRI and PET) to visualize and map brain activity in vivo has opened new avenues in our understanding of the pathological processes involved in common neuropsychiatric disorders affecting consciousness, such as epilepsy, coma, vegetative states, dissociative disorders, and dementia. This book presents the state of the art in neuroimaging exploration of the brain correlates of the alterations in consciousness across these conditions, with a particular focus on the potential applications for diagnosis and management. Although the book has a practical approach and is primarily targeted at neurologists, neuroradiologists, and psychiatrists, a wide range of researchers and health care professionals will find it an essential reference that explains the significance of neuroimaging of consciousness for clinical practice.

Within the field of neuroscience, the past few decades have witnessed an exponential growth of research into the brain mechanisms underlying both normal and pathological states of consciousness in humans. The development of sophisticated imaging techniques (above all fMRI and PET) to visualize and map brain activity in vivo has opened new avenues in our understanding of the pathological processes involved in common neuropsychiatric disorders affecting consciousness, such as epilepsy, coma, vegetative states, dissociative disorders, and dementia. This book presents the state of the art in neuroimaging exploration of the brain correlates of the alterations in consciousness across these conditions, with a particular focus on the potential applications for diagnosis and management. Although the book has a practical approach and is primarily targeted at neurologists, neuroradiologists, and psychiatrists, a wide range of researchers and health care professionals will find it an essential reference that explains the significance of neuroimaging of consciousness for clinical practice.

Keywords

Coma Consciousness Dementia Epilepsy Neuroradiology Seizures

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Eugenio Cavanna
    • 1
  • Andrea Nani
    • 2
  • Hal Blumenfeld
    • 3
  • Steven Laureys
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Birmingham, Dept. NeuropsychiatryResearch Group BSMHFTBirminghamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of Birmingham, Michael Trimble NeuropsychiatryResearch Group BSMHFTTorinoItaly
  3. 3., Department of NeurologyYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  4. 4., Cyclotron Research CentreUniversity of LiègeLiègeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37580-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-37579-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-37580-4
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