Dental Neuroimaging : The Role of the Brain in Oral Functions

Chia-shu Lin

DENTAL NEUROIMAGING Provides the latest neuroimaging-based evidence on the brain mechanisms of oral functions

Dental Neuroimaging: The Role of the Brain in Oral Functions provides an up-to-date overview of neuroimaging research on the neural mechanisms underlying mastication, swallowing, sensory processing, and other oral topics.

Divided into three parts, the book first introduces the theoretical framework of the brain-stomatognathic axis, clinical assessments for oral function, and neuroimaging methods. The second part presents recent neuroimaging findings of oral sensory and motor functions such as somatosensation, gustation, and orofacial pain and anxiety. The book concludes with a review of recent translational research and discussion of the application of neuroimaging in clinical management. Throughout the text, boxed sections highlight key information about cognitive neuroscience, imaging techniques, interpreting neuroimaging results, and relating research findings to clinical practice.

Covers specific clinical applications of dental neuroimaging in geriatric dentistry and in brain plasticity and adaptation
Summarizes classic research works in neuroscience and oral science
Discusses potential clinical applications of neuroimaging in dental practice
Features chapter summaries, further reading links, guided clinical scenarios, and numerous figures and tables

Offering a systematic introduction to brain science and how it relates to dental medicine, Dental Neuroimaging: The Role of the Brain in Oral Functions is essential reading for students and researchers in disciplines such as neuroscience, neuroanatomy, oral physiology, dentistry and oral healthcare, speech therapy, and oral rehabilitation.

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