About this Research Topic
Recent technological advances are significantly enhancing ones ability to image the interplay of neuronal activity, metabolism, and the associated vascular response with high spatial and temporal resolution. This Research Topic will cover these recent technological advances as well as the impact they have had on understanding the coupling of neuronal, metabolic, and vascular responses.
We call for contributions to highlight new original research and to provide a forum for discussion of hot neurovascular topics. Potential contributions include, but are not limited by the following examples:
- Development and application of novel optical technologies for imaging of neuronal, metabolic and vascular activity. Examples include 2-Photon Microscopy, Optical Coherence Tomography, and Second Harmonic Microscopy.
- Intravital imaging of metabolites such as NADH and flavoproteins
- Application of optical methods for manipulation of neuroglial circuits and vascular architectonics
- Development of novel Magnetic Resonance contrasts for noninvasive imaging of blood flow, volume, and oxygen consumption.
- Application of imaging tools for studying of neurovascular dysfunctions such as stroke, vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
- Hypotheses, Perspectives, Commentaries and Opinions with regards to the body of recent publications that utilize imaging tools for investigation of neurogliovascular communication and the regulation of cerebral blood flow
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