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A Short Guide to Brain Imaging: The Neuroscience of Human Cognition

Richard E. Passingham and James B. Rowe


The book was written with several groups in mind: these include not only those who are starting out in imaging, but also those who have already acquired some expertise. Though the book is called a “guide,” it is not primarily a technical manual. Instead it was written to convey the message that those who use imaging should recognize that what they are doing is neuroscience. They are studying the brain, not colored pictures. It is only because the activations are shown on a computer screen that it has been possible to think in terms of an array of patches. The book encourages the reader to look ... More

Keywords: electro-encephalography, EEG, functional magnetic resonance imaging, fMRI, diffusion weighted imaging, DWI, magneto-encephalography, MEG, transcranial magnetic brain stimulation, TMS, functional anatomy, cognitive neuroscience

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198709138
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709138.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard E. Passingham, author
Emeritus Fellow, Wadham College, University of Oxford, UK

James B. Rowe, author
Professor of Cognitive Neurology at Cambridge University, Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow, and MRC Program Leader, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, UK