Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Positron Emission Tomography

Yongxia Zhou

University of Southern California

Yongxia Zhou had completed her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California in Biomedical imaging (2004) and had been trained and worked as a neuroimaging scientist in several prestigious institutes including Columbia University, New York University, University of Pennsylvania. Her research interest is focused on neuroimaging and neuroscience applications.


Brain Science Brain-Computer Interface Imaging of Neural Networks Brain Networks Brain Function Molecular Imaging Brain and Mind Functional Imaging Multimodal Imaging Neuroplasticity Enhancement Learning Memory

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Brain science is a broad research field covering many dynamic and challenging topics. Using PET imaging techniques, one of the research mainstreams is brain-related scientific simulation or computer-modeled brain network development and the other one is the study of mind theory as well as improvement of mind communication and brain neuroplasticity enhancement using various scientific methods including neuroimaging and neurocomputation. This book will review the recent developments of brain science related neuroimaging including neural networks, brain-computer interface and computational neuroscience based on well-developed neuroscience principles and models; and also include well-studied pharmacological researches regarding the theory of mind, metacognition and mindreading, together with neuroplasticity enhancement using advanced neuroimaging and brain mapping techniques.

Thorough review and detailed illustrations of the current brain science-related technique including neural network algorithms and applications, brain computer interface device and disease treatment, computational neuroscience simulation and realization will be the main focus of this book. This new book would hopefully capture the interests of colleagues interested in brain science principles and neuroimaging applications, as well as disease diagnosis and treatment, and could help convey the methodological and developmental perspectives of PET brain science in engineering, neuroscience and medical application field.

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Date completed: September 28th 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: December 25th 2020

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Review results due: March 15th 2021

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Expected publication date: May 14th 2021

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About the editor

Yongxia Zhou

University of Southern California

Yongxia Zhou obtained a PhD from the University of Southern California in Biomedical Imaging in 2004. Her main research interest is in radiology and neuroscience applications. She had been trained and worked as a medical imaging scientist at several prestigious institutes including Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her research focuses on multimodal neuroimaging integration including MRI/PET and EEG/MEG instrumentation that makes the best use of multiple modalities to help interpret underlying disease mechanisms. She has authored six monograph books, and edited several books for well-known publishers including IntechOpen and Nova Science. She has published more than 100 papers and presentations in many reputed international journals and conferences, and served as reviewer and editor for several well-known associations.

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