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Prospect For Biosteredvietrics In The Neurological ScienceS
Author(s): Roger M. Morrell
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Paper Abstract

In this survey a review of several investigators' work on computational graphics of neuronal shape and form is presented, and is followed by a proposal that the functional inferences of stereomorphology lead to a three-dimensional integration of brain structure and function. The concepts are, of course, also applicable to the spinal cord, and in some ways to peripheral nerve and muscle. Following a description of the parameters and techniques used to describe neuronal body, dendrite, and branching geometry, a brief account is given of the importance of biostereo-metrical techniques to further understanding of the asymmetry of the brain as a whole. Brief statements of a descriptive nature are provided to indicate studies on stereomorphology of the brain vasculature, and a new technique called cinemorphology which, combined with computed tomo-graphy, allows three-dimensional unfolding views of the whole brain or any structure within it. The latter views can be rotated for additional insight into the structures total relations within the brain.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 1980
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0166, NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics, (29 July 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.956948
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Roger M. Morrell, Wayne State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0166:
NATO Symposium on Applications of Human Biostereometrics
A. M. Coblentz; Robin E. Herron, Editor(s)

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