Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Scott A. Huettel, Duke University, Allen W. Song, Duke University, and Gregory McCarthy, Yale University

Scott A. Huettel, Duke University, Allen W. Song, Duke University, and Gregory McCarthy, Yale University

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging was the first textbook to provide a true introduction to fMRI—one that presented material authoritatively and comprehensively, yet was accessible to undergraduate students, graduate students, and beginning researchers. This Third Edition features an updated discussion of the physiological basis of fMRI that includes recent discoveries about the origins of the BOLD response, new...

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging was the first textbook to provide a true introduction to fMRI—one that presented material authoritatively and comprehensively, yet was accessible to undergraduate students, graduate students, and beginning researchers. This Third Edition features an updated discussion of the physiological basis of fMRI that includes recent discoveries about the origins of the BOLD response, new data-driven and computational approaches to fMRI data analysis, explanations of creative approaches to experimental design, and discussions of ethical and methodological controversies, among many other revisions. Examples are drawn both from seminal historical work and cutting-edge current research. Concepts are reinforced by numerous thought problems and illustrated with full-color figures, all revised for this edition to achieve a contemporary graphic look. Each chapter is accompanied by updated references and suggested readings.

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Scott A. Huettel is the Jerry G. and Patricia Crawford Hubbard Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University, with secondary appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurobiology. His research uses a combination of behavioral, physiological, and neuroscience techniques to discover the neural mechanisms that support cognition, with a focus on decision-making. Much of his research—which includes collaborations with neuroscientists, psychologists, behavioral economists, and business and medical faculty—falls within the emerging interdiscipline of neuroeconomics. He is also a co-editor of Principles of Cognitive Neuroscience (2nd edition, 2013, Sinauer Associates, Inc.).

Allen W. Song is Director of the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center and Professor in the Departments of Radiology, Psychiatry, Neurobiology, and Biomedical Engineering at Duke University. His Ph.D., in Biophysics, was earned from the Medical College of Wisconsin. His research involves the development and optimization of new methods to improve the spatial and temporal resolution of MRI, such as fMRI and DTI. Additional focus is centered on the development of complementary contrast mechanisms for fMRI, including diffusion and perfusion imaging and direct imaging of neuronal activity.

Gregory McCarthy is Professor of Psychology at Yale University. He received his Ph.D. in Biological Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. McCarthy studies the functional anatomy of the human brain, an interest he has pursued using behavioral, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging methods. One goal of his research is to elucidate the brain mechanisms of high-level visual function, particularly with regard to perception of social stimuli. Another line of research investigates executive functions, particularly in the frontal lobe, and how they are altered by distracting or emotional stimuli.

“This book serves as a great read for students interested in the medical or physical sciences, researchers or physicians utilizing fMRI in their research or treatment regimens, or those just interested in fulfilling their curiosity of this imaging technique.”
—Audrey Turchick, Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine

For the Student

Companion Website
sites.sinauer.com/fmri3e

Available free of charge, the Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Third Edition Companion Website provides students with study resources to help them master the material presented in the textbook. The site includes:

  • Study questions for each chapter of the textbook, available both as Web pages and as downloadable Microsoft Word® files. These short-answer style questions are designed to test students' understanding of the material presented in each chapter. They can be used for student self-assessment or can be printed and submitted to the instructor as an assignment.
  • A set of Web Links to a variety of online fMRI resources.
  • A complete online Glossary of all the important terms introduced in the textbook.

For the Instructor (Available to Qualified Adopters)

Instructor’s Resource Library
Available to qualified adopters, the Instructor's Resource Library includes electronic versions of all of the textbook’s figures, photos, and tables. All images are provided as both low- and high-resolution JPEGs, and have been formatted and optimized for excellent legibility and projection quality. In addition, a  ready-to-use PowerPoint® presentation of all figures and tables is provided for each chapter of the textbook. Also included are the study questions from the Companion Website.

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