Thursday, May 13, 2004

Functional Neuroimaging
Introduction and First Article

The April 2004 issue of CNS Spectrums  is titled Neuroimaging of Emotions in Psychiatry.  The forward was written by the guest editor,  Israel Liberzon.  Dr. Liberzon is associate professor of psychiatry and co-director of the Trauma, Stress, and Anxiety Research Center in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School.  Much of his work was done here.

This post includes a discussion of the Introduction to the CNS Spectrums issue and a review of the first article.  The article itself describes some of the corellations found between activation of specific parts of the brain, and general of specific emotional tasks.  I include some comments about the potential practical significance of this kind of work.  Please refer to my previous posts (1  2) for an introduction to the topic.  For a quick review of neuroanatomy and neuroimaging, go here

See the rest at The Rest of the Story, here.