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Fifty Years of Magnetoencephalography: Beginnings, Technical Advances, and Applications

Andrew C. Papanicolaou, Timothy P.L. Roberts, and James W. Wheless


In the 50 years since magnetoencephalography (MEG) was invented, various clinical and research applications of it have been attempted with considerable success. This is most notable in the area of epilepsy and presurgical functioning mapping. However, the best ways to apply MEG and interpret the findings still remain conjectural. As such, this book assesses the new clinical and research applications of MEG, especially for markers of neuropsychiatric and other disorders. It also evaluates the new instruments and analytical procedures that have been recently developed. Ultimately, the book may s ... More

Keywords: magnetoencephalography, epilepsy, presurgical functioning mapping, neuropsychiatric disorders, clinical practice, research applications, analytic procedures

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190935689
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190935689.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew C. Papanicolaou, editor
Professor of Clinical Neuroscience Emeritus, University of Tennessee

Timothy P.L. Roberts, editor
Professor of Radiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania

James W. Wheless, editor
Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics

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Section I The Beginnings

Section II Technical Advances

5 Which Part of the Neuronal Current can be Determined by Electroencephalography?

A. S. Fokas, Parham Hashemzadeh, and Richard M. Leahy

8 Magnetoencephalography Using Optically Pumped Magnetometers

Elena Boto, Niall Holmes, Tim M. Tierney, James Leggett, Ryan Hill, Stephanie Mellor, Gillian Roberts, Gareth R. Barnes, Richard Bowtell, and Matthew J. Brookes

Section III Applications to Epilepsy

10 Beyond the Irritative Zone

Eduardo M. Castillo, Tara Kleineschay, Milena Korostenskaja, James Baumgartner, and Ki Hyeong Lee

13 Revisional Analysis of Electroencephalography and Magnetoencephalography Based on Comprehensive Epilepsy Conference

Nobukazu Nakasato, Akitake Kanno, Makoto Ishida, Shin-ichiro Osawa, Masaki Iwasaki, Yosuke Kakisaka, and Kazutaka Jin

14 Epileptic Slow Wave Activity

Stefan Rampp and Martin Kaltenhäuser

Section IV Somatosensory, Motor, and Language Mapping

15 Clinical Motor Mapping with Magnetoencephalography

William Gaetz, Christos Papadelis, and Tony W. Wilson

17 Language Mapping with Magnetoencephalography

Panagiotis G. Simos, Susan M. Bowyer, and Kyousuke Kamada

Section V Exploring the Brain Mechanisms of Cognition

Section VI Neuronal Correlates of Cognitive and Affective Disorders

21 Applications of Magnetoencephalography to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Kristina Safar, Margot J. Taylor, Junko Matsuzaki, and Timothy P. L. Roberts

22 Functional Wounds of an Invisible Injury

Benjamin T. Dunkley and Margot J. Taylor

23 Identifying Neural Abnormalities in Schizophrenia

J. Christopher Edgar and Gregory A. Miller

24 Biomarkers in Pediatric Magnetoencephalography

Julia M. Stephen, Isabel Solis, John F. L. Pinner, and Felicha T. Candelaria-Cook

25 Magnetoencephalography in Alzheimer Disease

David López-Sanz,* Jaisalmer de Frutos-Lucas,* Gianluca Susi, and Fernando Maestú


Timothy P. L. Roberts, James W. Wheless, and Andrew C. Papanicolaou

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