Real-time fMRI-based neurofeedback reinforces causality of attention networks

Jong-Hwan Lee, Junghoe Kim, Seung Schik Yoo

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Abstract

In this study, we investigated the efficacy of a real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rtfMRI)-based neurofeedback method for the modulation of the effective connectivity (EC) of causality between attention-related neuronal activities. In participants who received the feedback of attention-related neuronal activity, the EC estimated from Granger causality analysis was reinforced within the task-related network, such as between the bilateral cingulate gyri and frontal cortices, whereas the EC between the task-related network and task-unrelated resting-state network, including the inferior parietal lobule, was diminished. On the other hand, only marginal changes were observed in participants who received " sham" feedback. This " dynamic" characteristic measure of EC based on causality may be useful for evaluating the efficacy of methods designed to modulate brain networks, including rtfMRI-based neurofeedback.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-354
Number of pages8
JournalNeuroscience Research
Volume72
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Apr 1

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Parietal Lobe
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Keywords

  • Auditory attention
  • Effective connectivity
  • Functional MRI (fMRI)
  • Granger causality
  • Neurofeedback
  • Real-time fMRI

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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Real-time fMRI-based neurofeedback reinforces causality of attention networks. / Lee, Jong-Hwan; Kim, Junghoe; Yoo, Seung Schik.

In: Neuroscience Research, Vol. 72, No. 4, 01.04.2012, p. 347-354.

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Lee, Jong-Hwan ; Kim, Junghoe ; Yoo, Seung Schik. / Real-time fMRI-based neurofeedback reinforces causality of attention networks. In: Neuroscience Research. 2012 ; Vol. 72, No. 4. pp. 347-354.
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