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Abstract #2161

Simultaneous Real-Time FMRI and EEG Neurofeedback for Self-Regulation of Human Brain Activity

Vadim Zotev1, Raquel Phillips1, Han Yuan1, Wayne Drevets1, Jerzy Bodurka1

1Laureate Institute for Brain Research, Tulsa, OK, United States

We have employed novel integration of real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rtfMRI) and encephalography (EEG) to provide simultaneous rtfMRI-EEG multimodal neurofeedback for regulation of both hemodynamic and electrophysiological activity of the human brain. We demonstrated, for the first time, that healthy participants can learn to simultaneously regulate their frontal high-beta EEG asymmetry and left amygdala fMRI activation using retrieval of positive autobiographical memories along with rtfMRI-EEG neurofeedback. This proof-of-concept study opens up possibilities for development of novel cognitive neuroscience research paradigms and enhanced cognitive therapeutic approaches for major neuropsychiatric disorders.