Department of Psychiatry
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.
DOI of Published Version
J Neuroendocrinol. 2006 May;18(5):307-18. Link to article on publisher's site
Journal of neuroendocrinology
Ferris CF, Febo M, Luo F, Schmidt KF, Brevard ME, Harder JA, Kulkarni PP, Messenger TL, King JA. (2006). Functional magnetic resonance imaging in conscious animals: a new tool in behavioural neuroscience research. GSBS Student Publications. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2826.2006.01424.x. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/gsbs_sp/289