Imaging the Brain in Autism

Editors: Casanova, Manuel F., El-Baz, Ayman S., Suri, Jasjit (Eds.)

  • Looking at autism from an imaging perspective
  • Ranging from the microscopic (i.e., postmortem) to the macroscopic (fMRI)
  • Emphasis will be on techniques which have helped map the brain of the autistic person as well as normative individuals
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About this book

Data compiled by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention indicates an alarming and continuing increase in the prevalence of autism. Despite intensive research during the last few decades, autism remains a behavioral defined syndrome wherein diagnostic criteria lack in construct validity. And, contrary to other conditions like diabetes and hypertension, there are no biomarkers for autism. However, new imaging methods are changing the way we think about autism, bringing us closer to a falsifiable definition for the condition, identifying affected individuals earlier in life, and recognizing different subtypes of autism.

The imaging modalities discussed in this book emphasize the power of new technology to uncover important clues about the condition with the hope of developing effective interventions. Imaging the Brain in Autism was created to examine autism from a unique perspective that would emphasize results from different imaging technologies. These techniques show brain abnormalities in a significant percentage of patients, abnormalities that translate into aberrant functioning and significant clinical symptomatology. It is our hope that this newfound understanding will make the field work collaborative and provide a path that minimizes technical impediments.

About the authors

Jasjit S. Suri, MS, PhD, MBA is an innovator, visionary, scientist, and an internationally known world leader. Dr. Suri was crowned with Director General’s Gold medal in 1980 and the Fellow of American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), awarded by National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC in 2004. Dr. Suri has been the chairman of IEEE Denver section and has won over 50 awards during his career and has held executive positions.

Manuel F. Casanova is a Board Certified Neurologist trained in clinical electroencephalography and evoked response potentials. His research focus is Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr Casanova is an Endowed Chair Professor, and is the Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Louisville. He has over 20 years of experience in the neurosciences. During the last 5 years he has published 43 refereed articles, edited 3 books, wrote 4 letters to the editor and has completed 74 congressional presentations worldwide. He is one of the founders of the Autism Center at the University of Louisville. He was principal investigator on several federal grants, and now his is a PI on an NIH Eureka grant aimed at the application of TMS in autism.

Ayman S. El-Baz is currently assistant professor of Bioengineering in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Louisville (UofL). He is an expert in the fields of bioimaging modeling and computer assisted diagnosis systems. Dr. El-Baz received his Doctorate from the University of Kentucky, Louisville, KY.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This interesting book covers includes not only traditional structural imaging techniques such as MRI and CT, but also neuropathology, quantitative EEG, neurofeedback, and ‘behavior imaging.’ … the target audience presumably includes psychiatrists, neurologists, pediatricians, and psychologists, as well as researchers in the field. Written and edited by nationally recognized experts, many of the chapters … are welcome additions to the literature.” (Michael Joel Schrift, Doody’s Book Reviews, November, 2013)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction to Neuropathology

    Casanova, Manuel F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

  • The Neuropathology of Autism

    Casanova, Manuel F. (et al.)

    Pages 27-43

  • QEEG-Guided Neurofeedback for Autism: Clinical Observations and Outcomes

    Linden, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 45-60

  • Event-Related Potential Studies of Cognitive Processing Abnormalities in Autism

    Sokhadze, Estate M. (et al.)

    Pages 61-86

  • Evoked and Induced Gamma-Frequency Oscillations in Autism

    Casanova, Manuel F. (et al.)

    Pages 87-106

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-9996-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Imaging the Brain in Autism
Editors
  • Manuel F. Casanova
  • Ayman S. El-Baz
  • Jasjit Suri
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-6843-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-6843-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-6842-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9996-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 387
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