GSBS Student Publications

Student Author(s)

Karl Schmidt

GSBS Program


UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry



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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.

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Citation: J Neuroendocrinol. 2006 May;18(5):307-18. Link to article on publisher's site

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Journal Title

Journal of neuroendocrinology

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