Imaging Virtual Issue

Imaging Virtual Issue

The following selections encompass some of the content Wiley-Blackwell Neuroscience has to offer in the area of imaging. Imaging, as it relates to this virtual issue, includes, but is not limited to, MRI and PET Scanning, Microscopy, Visualization Techniques, Voltage Imaging, Optogenetics, In Vitro Imaging, and Neuron imaging.

Imaging of the brain encompasses all techniques used to visualize what would normally be undetectable to the human eye. At it's most basic, imaging is simple microscopy that allows for viewing of objects that are very small or adds simple contrast to tissues that would otherwise appear homogenous. But the modern innovations now permit us to peer inside living brains (MRI, PET), distinguish cellular localization of molecular machinery (immunolabeling, genetic tags, GFP), view development of tiny synapses (time-lapse confocal microscopy), and watch neural circuits in action (voltage imaging, calcium imaging, otpogenetics). These techniques even allow researchers to modify conditions and watch the nervous system respond (fMRI, caged compounds, optogenetics).

Developmental Neurobiology

Ectoplasm, ghost in the R cell machine?

European Journal of Neuroscience

In vivo imaging of adult neurogenesis

Genes, Brain and Behavior

Genetic variation on the BDNF gene is not associated with differences in white matter tracts in healthy humans measured by tract-based spatial statistics

No effect of 5HTTLPR or BDNF Val66Met polymorphism on hippocampal morphology in major depression


Neuronal activity regulates glutamate transporter dynamics in developing astrocytes

Gap junctions mediate intercellular spread of sodium between hippocampal astrocytes in situ


Functional convergence of developmentally and adult-generated granule cells in dentate gyrus circuits supporting hippocampus-dependent memory

Estradiol promotes spine growth and synapse formation without affecting pre-established networks

Human Brain Mapping

Common and distinct neural regions for the guidance of selection by visuoverbal information held in memory: Converging evidence from fMRI and rTMS

International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology

On finding an orthogonal convex skull of a digital object

Focused ultrasound modulates the level of cortical neurotransmitters: Potential as a new functional brain mapping technique

Journal of Neurochemistry

Mass-spectrometry based oxidative lipidomics and lipid imaging: applications in traumatic brain injury

Journal of Neuroscience Research

Intracranial transplantation of monocyte-derived multipotential cells enhances recovery after ischemic stroke in rats


Translational characterization of [11C]GSK931145, a PET ligand for the glycine transporter type 1

The Journal of Comparative Neurology

In vivo time-lapse imaging of cell proliferation and differentiation in the optic tectum of Xenopus laevis tadpoles

Histamine receptors of cones and horizontal cells in Old World monkey retinas

Active zone density is conserved during synaptic growth but impaired in aged mice

eLS (formerly known as the Encyclopedia of Life Sciences)

Computed Tomography

Optical Control of Neuronal Activity

Functional Imaging of Nervous Systems Using Voltage-Sensitive Dyes

Current Protocols

High-Speed Multineuron Calcium Imaging Using Nipkow-Type Confocal Microscopy

One-step staining of presynaptic terminals and postsynaptic receptors in whole mounts

Quantal analysis of evoked endplate potentials in FDB muscle preparation

Imaging Cancer in Mice by PET, CT, and Combined PET-CT

WIREs Cognitive Science

Visual imagery

Analyzing effective connectivity with functional magnetic resonance imaging