Data collection for first fMRI study completed!

Data collection for the lab’s first fMRI study conducted entirely at the University of Maryland is complete. This collaborative project is focused on identifying the neural circuitry shared by anxiety, pain, and executive cognition with a particular focus on circuits centered on the midcingulate cortex (MCC) and anterior insula (AI). In effect, the study is designed to address some of the most important challenges highlighted in Shackman et al, Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 2011. Key support for this study came from Medoc Advanced Medical Systems, which provided the thermal stimulator for delivering thermal stimulation, and the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences.