Investigating the effects of TUS on decision making
Transcranial focused ultrasound (TUS) is an emerging technique that can modulate brain activity in deep brain regions with high spatial specificity. In this study, we want to understand the mechanisms underlying reward processing and decision making. We will do this by using TUS to modulate activity in regions of the brain known to be involved in reward processing and decision making, like the anterior cingulate cortex and the nucleus accumbens. We will then measure the resulting behavioural and brain activity changes using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) while a decision-making task is performed in the MRI scanner. fMRI allows us to see where in the brain activity is happening and gives us precise insights on how these brain regions work.
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