About this Research Topic
Magnetic Resonance in the last decades 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, integrating experimental results from multiple sources and computational approaches to face the formidable difficulties posed by complex tasks as the study of brain function at network level. The enormous interest in expanding the investigation of the brain is emphasizing the search for new NMR methods capable of extracting information, as well as for tools needed to consolidate the increasing volume of available data. 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.
The XIII workshop of the International School on Magnetic Resonance and Brain Function, held in Erice between 22 and 29 April, 2018, was specially devoted to novel MRI methods probing microstructure, and to multimodal approaches combining electrophysiology and fMRI to better understand the brain function. This Research Topic covers the themes presented at the Workshop.
Keywords: fMRI, MRI, Brain Function, Multimodal Brain Imaging, ISMRBF Erice
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