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Abstract #2140

Brain Control Performance Using Single- And Dual-ROIs in Real-Time FMRI with Neurofeedback

Jason G. Parker1, 2, Jonathan Sackett3, Phani Kidambi2, Lacey Sickinger1, Cemil Kirbas1, 4

1Innovation Center, Kettering Health Network, Kettering, OH - Ohio, United States; 2Biomedical, Industrial, and Human Factors Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, OH - Ohio, United States; 3Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Malvern, PA, United States; 4Psychiatry, Wright State University, Dayton, OH - Ohio, United States

The magnitude and extent by which humans can control brain function remains poorly understood. The purpose of this work was to determine if humans receiving neurofeedback on two brain regions simultaneously were less effective at learning brain control than those receiving feedback from a single region. Ten subjects (2 groups of 5) were imaged during single- and dual-ROI feedback. Performance was quantified as the mean % signal changed weighted by the HRF. No significant differences were found between the two methods, possibly indicating humans can learn to control multiple brain regions at once.