• L. A. O’Tuama
  • B. Bjornson
  • H. Chugani
  • S. T. Treves


The brain is a complex organ, comprising about 100 billion neurons, linked into great networks that use electrical and neurochemical signals to process information and control behavior. The basic template of brain organization is determined by heredity but then is extensively modified by experience and development.81 The anatomic and physiologic complexity of the brain is matched by the variety of human behaviors regulated by brain activity. Not surprisingly, this activity consumes a great deal of metabolic energy, delivered as glucose and oxygen by a rich, well regulated blood supply.41,44


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Cerebral Perfusion Regional Cerebral Blood Flow Moyamoya Disease 
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