Neuroimaging

Definition: Neuroimaging is a field of research that uses imaging technology to examine the structure and functions of the central nervous system. There are two main categories of neuroimaging tools: Structural imaging that quantifies the anatomy/morphology of the brain (e.g. voxel-based morphometry) and functional imaging that measures the functioning of the brain (e.g. EEG, fMRI, fNIRS). Moreover Imaging technologies differ with regard to the response assessed, that is the electrophysiological, the hemodynamic and/or the metabolic response. Definition: Neuroimaging is a field of research that uses imaging technology to examine the structure and functions of the central nervous system. There are two main categories of neuroimaging tools: Structural imaging that quantifies the anatomy/morphology of the brain (e.g. voxel-based morphometry) and functional imaging that measures the functioning of the brain (e.g. EEG, fMRI, fNIRS). Moreover Imaging technologies differ with regard to the response assessed, that is the electrophysiological, the hemodynamic and/or the metabolic response.

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References: https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2020.00257

Related terms: (functional/structural) Magnetic Resonance Imaging ((f)MRI/(s)MRI), Electroencephalography (EEG), functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS), Magnetencephalography (MEG), Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Computerized Tomography (CT)  

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