About this Research Topic
Magnetic Resonance in the last thirty years has generated a wide revolution in biomedical research and in medical diagnostics. More recently the "in vivo" studies of the human brain were extended by new original ways to the dynamic study of function and metabolism of the human brain. The enormous interest in expanding the investigation of the brain is emphasizing the search for new NMR methods capable of extracting information of so-far obscure aspects of the brain function. In fact, many quantitative approaches have been proposed in order to complement the information obtained by BOLD fMRI, and several multimodal and multiparametric approaches have been developed to exploit the information, either functional or structural, made available by the flexible contrast generation typical of MRI, and to combine it with complementary information. The XII workshop of the International School on Magnetic Resonance and Brain Function, held in Erice between 17 April and 6 May, 2016, was specially devoted to novel approaches for structural characterization of brain diseases, and to exploitation electrophysiology and BOLD fMRI to better understand the brain function. This Research Topic covers the themes presented at the Workshop.
Keywords: fMRI, MRI, brain function, MR methods, ISMRBF Erice
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