Real Time Neurofeedback Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: An Open Platform Analysis Toolbox

  • 王 鈺涵

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Neurofeedback is a promising approach for non-invasive modulation of human brain activity applied for the therapeutic treatment of mental disorders and enhancement of brain performance Advances in fMRI data acquisition and processing have made it possible to analyze brain activity as fast as the images are acquired allowing the information to be feedback to subjects in the scanner We applied real-time fMRI neurofeedback to train self-regulation of neural activities to produce changes in brain function cognition or behavior After a brief training period in the scanner the participants were able to regulate their BOLD fMRI activation in target ROI Here we present a generalized software toolbox for fMRI neurofeedback The toolbox integrates tools for image pre-processing in real-time ROI-based feedback and real time GLM In addition a user-defined neurofeedback module allows users to easily design and run fMRI neurofeedback experiments In the presented open software platform scientists can also use encapsulate codes to add additional functionalities from external libraries enabling flexible customization or integration of graphical interfaces and data processing
Date of Award2016 Feb 1
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorMing-Long Wu (Supervisor)

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