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By Alan Evans (MNI and Depts of Neurology and
Neurosurgery and Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill)
Alan Evans is the director of the McConnell Brain Imaging
Centre's ACE NeuroImaging Laboratory and the Montreal Consortium
for Brain Imaging Research - and, as a specialist in
three-dimensional modeling of the living brain, his goal is to
understand neurological pathologies inside-out. "Ultimately, we're
trying to understand the natural history of a disease," he says.
"What parts of the brain exhibit abnormal changes in cortical
thickness, for example, over the duration of Alzheimer's disease?
How does that brain map relate to behaviours, such as a decline in
here about how Dr. Alan Evan's work on brain imaging helps to
fight Alzheimer's disease.