Acta Scientific Anatomy

Research Article Volume 3 Issue 3

A Research on the Current and Future Applications of Neuroimaging Techniques in Neuroscience Research

King Williams1, Emmanson Emmanson2, Amagwula Ikechukwu Otuosorochi3, Anthonia Bolanle Ojomo4, Toluwalope Y. Oni5, Abdwahab Abdsalam Babatunde6, Uchechukwu Gift Chinenye7, Lawal Sodiq8 and OLADITI Rashidat Abidemi3

1Department of Radiography and Radiological Sciences, University of Calabar
2Department of Human Anatomy, Cross River University of Technology, Nigeria
3Department of Community Health, Glasgow Caledonian University
4Department of Pharmacy, Universite De Parakou
5Department of Biochemistry, Federal University of Technology, Akure

6Department of Biochemistry, Olabisi Onabanjo University
7Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
8Department of Human Anatomy, University of Ilorin

*Corresponding Author: Emmanson Emmanson Godswill, Department of Human Anatomy, Cross River University of Technology, Nigeria.

Received: February 27, 2024; Published: March 05, 2024


Neuroimaging techniques have revolutionized neuroscience research by enabling unprecedented insights into the structure, function, and pathology of the human brain. In this paper, we perform a systematic literature review to examine the state-of-the-art applications of various neuroimaging modalities in neuroscience research. We focus on techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), positron emission tomography (PET), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), and optical coherence tomography (OCT), among others. Through a synthesis of 15 relevant articles, we assess their utility in investigating brain structure and function, detecting neurodegenerative changes, predicting cognitive decline, evaluating traumatic brain injury, and studying neurochemistry, cognition, brain plasticity, emotion, and social cognition. Furthermore, we propose ten critical research questions to guide future neuroimaging research endeavors. Our findings demonstrate the transformative impact of neuroimaging in neuroscience and highlight the potential for further advancements in understanding the complexities of the human brain.

Keywords: Neuroimaging; Neuroscience; fMRI; PET; DTI; MRS; OCT; Brain Structure; Brain Function; Neurodegeneration; Cognitive Decline; Traumatic Brain Injury; Neurochemistry; Cognition; Brain Plasticity; Emotion; Social Cognition


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Citation: Emmanson Emmanson Godswill., et al. “A Research on the Current and Future Applications of Neuroimaging Techniques in Neuroscience Research".Acta Scientific Anatomy 3.3 (2024): 12-20.


Copyright: © 2024 This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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