Surface-based Morphometry

Surface-based morphometry (SBM) is a technique used in neurological research and therapy to study the structure and function of the brain. SBM enables the study of the shape and size of various cortical regions and subcortical structures of the brain, which in turn helps researchers to understand the underlying neurological processes and mechanisms that govern various functions of the brain. SBM utilizes advanced computational imaging techniques, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to study the brain at a molecular level. The images obtained from these techniques are then used to create three-dimensional models of the cortical and subcortical structures of the brain. The resulting models are used to study the differences in the shape, size, and function of different regions of the brain in various individuals, and how these differences relate to different neurological and psychiatric disorders. Researchers use SBM technique for studying various diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis, and schizophrenia, and also for understanding traumatic injuries and impacts on the human brain, such as post-traumatic stress disorder or concussion. SBM has become an increasingly popular tool in neurological research and therapy, providing new insights into the structure and function of the brain. SBM is helping researchers to identify new treatments and therapies for various neurological disorders, allowing individuals with these disorders to receive better care, and live better lives.


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Editor-in-chief: Zheng Jiang, Department of Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: The brain, spinal cord, and nerves make up the nervous system. Together they control all the workings of the body. When something goes wrong with a part of your nervous system, you can have trouble moving, speaking, swallowing, breathing, or learning. You can also have problems with your memory, senses, or mood.