Open Questions: Brain Mapping

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Introduction



Recommended references: Web sites

Site indexes


Sites with general resources

Columbia University Functional MRI Research Center
Site contains a variety of information in fMRI, including a general overview, media coverage of fMRI, and archived lectures.


Surveys, overviews, tutorials

Beyond blood
March 2008 feature article from Science News, subtitled "Next-generation MRI scans offer a sharper picture of the brain's inner workings."
Brain scanners can tell what you're thinking about
October 2009 New Scientist article. "What are you thinking about? Which memory are you reliving right now? You may think that only you can answer, but by combining brain scans with pattern-detection software, neuroscientists are prying open a window into the human mind."
Fact or Phrenology?
March 2005 Scientific American sidebar, subtitled "The growing controversy over fMRI scans is forcing us to confront whether brain equals mind."
Magnetic Revelations
October 2001 Scientific American News Scan article, subtitled "Functional MRI highlights neurons receiving signals."
Road Map for the Mind
August 2001 Scientific American News Scan article, subtitled "Old mathematical theorems unfold the human brain."
Gambling - Like Food and Drugs - Produces Feelings of Reward in the Brain
May 2001 Scientific American news article about an fMRI study showing that gambling activates reward centers of the brain.
If You're Happy and You Know It...
February 2001 Scientific American news article about how personality traits can heavily influence the brain's response to emotional stimuli.


Recommended references: Magazine/journal articles

Trawling the brain
Laura Sanders
Science News, December 19, 2009
New findings raise questions about reliability of fMRI as gauge of neural activity.
The Split Brain Revisited
Michael S. Gazzaniga
Scientific American, July 1998, pp. 50-55
30 years ago the author pioneered in studies of the "split brain". This article reviews what has been learned since then about brain asymmetry and its effect on the operation of the mind.
The Machinery of Thought
Tim Beardsley
Scientific American, August 1997, pp. 78-83
How scanning technologies like MRI and PET are used to localize working memory in the prefrontal cortex of the brain.


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