Arthur W. Toga Brain Warping

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Brain Warping is the premier book in the field of brain mapping to cover the mathematics, physics, computer science, and neurobiological issues related to brain spatial transformation and deformation correction. All chapters are organized in a similar fashion, covering the history, theory, and implementation of the specific approach discussed for ease of reading. Each chapter also discusses the computer science implementations, including descriptions of the programs and computer codes used in its execution. Readers of Brain Warping will be able to understand all of the approaches currently used in brain mapping, incorporating multimodality, and multisubject comparisons.

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* The only book of its kind
* Subject matter is the fastest growing area in the field of brain mapping
* Presents geometrically-based approaches to the field of brain mapping
* Discusses intensity-based approaches to the field of brain mapping

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Brain Warping is the first book in the field of brain mapping to cover the mathematics, physics, computer science, and neurobiological issues related to brain spatial transformation and deformation correction. Each chapter covers the history, theory, and implementation of a specific approach to brain mapping and discusses the computer science implementations, including descriptions of the programs and computer codes used in its execution. Scientists and students will find this a "must-have" resource for understanding all of the approaches currently used in brain mapping
Key Features
* Describes the mathematical basis of brain warping
* Provides examples of warping strategies used to compare brains from different subjects and different imaging modalities
* Discusses both geometrically based and intensity-based approaches to brain mapping
* Covers the history, theory, and implementation of each approach
* Designed for scientists and students in biomedical physics, computer science, neuroscience, brain mapping, neuroimaging, and radiology
* First book of its kind, written by leading scientists in this new subspecialty

About the Author:

Dr. Toga is a Professor of Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is also Director of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, which he founded and developed into one of the largest research neuroimaging centers in the world, and Co-Director of the UCLA Brain Mapping Division. With his diverse team, Dr. Toga has been responsible for a number of breakthroughs in various areas of neuroscience. He has published more than 170 papers, including chapters, textbooks, and reviews, and has received numerous honors and awards in computer science, graphics, and neuroscience. Dr. Toga holds the chairmanship of numerous committees within UCLA, NIH, and a variety of international task forces and is the founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of NeuroImage, also published by Academic Press.

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