GSBS Student Publications

Student Author(s)

Karl Schmidt

GSBS Program


Publication Date


UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Document Type



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/Book/Conference Title

Journal of neuroendocrinology

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