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Abstract #2297

Changes in Glutamate Levels After an FMRI Experiment

Paul G. Mullins1, Niklas Ihssen1, David Linden1, Miles Cox1

1Psychology, Bangor University, Bangor, Gwynedd, United Kingdom

MRS measures of brain chemistry are often considered static snapshots. We present MRS data showing an increase in Glutamate levels in the anterior cingulate cortex from baseline after a cognitive fMRI task. The biologic and methodologic implications of these findings are discussed.