BIBB421 - HUMAN BRAIN IMAGING: Functional Imaging of the Human Brain

The course would provide a detailed overview of functional brain imaging and itpotential uses. Issues regarding advantages and disadvantages of different modstudy design image analysis and interpretation, and how each of these relates tneurological and psychological phenomena will be discussed. The class will cover the following specific topics in this general time frame: Introduction to functional brain function, basics of nuclear medicine imaging (including instrumentation, image acquisition, and radiopharmaceuticals for positron emission tomography and single photon emission computed tomography), imaging of neurological disorders, imaging of psychological disorders, introduction to activation studies, image analysis and statistical problems, study design, literature review, journal article presentation, tour of Penn imaging facilities, interpretation of imaging studies, implications for clinical and research, and implications for understand the human mind and consciousness.
Section 301 - SEM -
W 0200PM-0500PM