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Functional imaging of the brain using superconducting magnetometry

Singh, Krish Devi 1995. Functional imaging of the brain using superconducting magnetometry. Endeavour 19 (1) , pp. 39-44. 10.1016/0160-9327(95)98893-K

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Abstract

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is the measurement of the weak magnetic fields generated by neuronal activity in the human brain. By measuring the magnetic field evoked when specific sensory stimuli are presented to a subject, a map of the functional organization of the brain can be deduced with a subcentimetre spatial resolution and a millisecond temporal resolution. As well as a tool for fundamental study of the brain, MEG can also be used in clinical studies and assessment of patients with specific neurological disorders.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0160-9327
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:10
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/33932

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