New Research Study on Attention and Visual Brain Processing
Under the guidance of PD Dr. Lars Michels researchers will investigate the impact of real-time fMRI neurofeedback training on brain function and behaviour.
June 2019, a new research study started to analyze the effect of
neurofeedback training on brain function. Healthy participants will
train brain areas involved in attentional processing
and cognitive control using real-time fMRI neurofeedback. This
technology shows the activity of particular brain areas in real-time
and allows the participants to regulate specific brain regions. Researchers
will then look at the longitudinal effects of the training on brain
function and various behavioral measures. If training is successful, this
technique could help enhance performance in patients with reduced levels of
attention or cognitive impairments.
study is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), involves 2 PhD
students and one postdoctoral fellow, and will run from June 2019 until
Mid-2022. It is a collaboration between
the Department of Neuroradiology, the University of Geneva, the Psychiatric
University Hospital Zurich and Stanford University.