Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Animals; Artifacts; Behavior, Animal; Behavioral Research; Blood Volume; Brain; Brain Mapping; Cerebrovascular Circulation; Consciousness; Image Processing, Computer-Assisted; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Rats
Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Neuroscience and Neurobiology
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a unique window to the brain, enabling scientists to follow changes in brain activity in response to hormones, ageing, environment, drugs of abuse and other stimuli. In this review, we present a general background to fMRI and the different imaging modalities that can be used in fMRI studies. Included are examples of the application of fMRI in behavioural neuroscience research, along with discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of this technology.
Rights and Permissions
Citation: J Neuroendocrinol. 2006 May;18(5):307-18. Link to article on publisher's site