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What Is This Thing Called Happiness?

Fred Feldman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199571178
eISBN:
9780191722547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571178.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book is a philosophical study of the nature and value of happiness. Part I is devoted to critical discussion of the most important theories about the nature of happiness, understood as some sort ... More


Bioethics and the Brain

Walter Glannon

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195307788
eISBN:
9780199867431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307788.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Our ability to map and intervene in the structure of the human brain is proceeding at a very quick rate. Advances in psychiatry, neurology, and neurosurgery have given us fresh insights into the ... More


[11C]Flumazenil Positron Emission Tomography

Matthias J. Koepp

in Neuroimaging in Epilepsy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195342765
eISBN:
9780199863617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342765.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter examines the role of Flumazenil (PET) PET in research and clinical practice. FMZ is a good marker for the integrity of GABA-ergic neurotransmission in epilepsy and other diseases. First, ... More


Imaging the Aging Brain

William Jagust and Mark D'Esposito (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195328875
eISBN:
9780199864836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328875.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

The study of brain aging has been revolutionized through advances in molecular neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, and brain imaging. The application of new concepts and techniques has permitted ... More


Brains and Atypical Attention

Kim Cornish and John Wilding

in Attention, Genes, and Developmental Disorders

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195179941
eISBN:
9780199864652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179941.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Development

Chapter 4 discusses the feasibility and pitfalls of using brain imaging and recording technologies such as fMRI, PET and SPECT scans, magnetoencephalography, transcranial magnetic stimulation and ... More


Imaging Cognitive Decline in Aging: Predicting Decline with Structural Imaging

Jeffrey Kaye

in Imaging the Aging Brain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195328875
eISBN:
9780199864836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328875.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

The focus of this chapter is predicting cognitive decline or dementia in normal older people using structural imaging. Key questions addressed include the following: What are the major methods, both ... More


Structural Imaging of Mild Cognitive Impairment

Clifford R. Jack

in Imaging the Aging Brain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195328875
eISBN:
9780199864836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328875.003.0012
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

This chapter describes the concept of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the initial construct of amnestic MCI as well as the expanded construct that includes both amnestic and nonamnestic forms. The ... More


MRI and the Differential Diagnosis of Dementia

António J. Bastos-Leite and Philip Scheltens

in Imaging the Aging Brain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195328875
eISBN:
9780199864836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328875.003.0016
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has opened up the way to diagnose dementia in vivo. It provides clear evidence for hippocampal atrophy in Alzheimer's disease (AD), lobar atrophy in frontotemporal ... More


White Matter Hyperintensities in Aging and Dementia

Adriane Mayda, Mitsuhiro Yoshita, and Charles DeCarli

in Imaging the Aging Brain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195328875
eISBN:
9780199864836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328875.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

Both advancing age and cognitive impairment are associated with increased prevalence of various brain diseases, with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and cerebrovascular disease (CVD) being the most common. ... More


MRI as a Surrogate Marker in Clinical Trials in Alzheimer’s Disease

Frank Jessen and Harald Hampel

in Imaging the Aging Brain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195328875
eISBN:
9780199864836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328875.003.0019
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques, Development

The rapid development of novel treatment targets for Alzheimer's disease (AD) requires tools to assess the effects of these treatments on disease progression. Structural neuroimaging with CCT and ... More


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