Functional magnetic resonance imaging-mediated learning of increased activity in auditory areas

Seung Schik Yoo, Jong Hwan Lee, Heather O'Leary, Vivian Lee, Seh Eun Choo, Ferenc A. Jolesz

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Our earlier study indicated that functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)-based detection and feedback of regional cortical activity from the auditory area enabled a group of individuals to increase the level of activation mediated by auditory attention during sound stimulation. The long-term ability to maintain an increased level of cortical activation, extending to a time period of a few weeks, however, has not been investigated. We used real-time fMRI to confirm the utility of fMRI in forming a basis for the regulation of brain function to increase the activation in the auditory areas, and demonstrated that the learned ability could be retained after a 2-week period, with additional involvement of an attention-related neural network.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1915-1920
Number of pages6
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Dec
Externally publishedYes


  • Attention
  • Biofeedback
  • Brain-computer interface
  • Learning and memory
  • Neurofeedback
  • Real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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