Predictors for Successful Neurofeedback Training (Predictors)
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The primary objective of this study is to identify predictors of neurofeedback training success.
Condition or disease
Other: Neurofeedback training
In the last decades, neurofeedback has been established as a promising scientific tool. Learning voluntary control over their own brain activity allows for establishing causal links between brain activity and mental functions. However, patients participants differ in their ability to learn control over their own brain activity with neurofeedback. It is thus crucial to understand why some participants are more successful in regulating their own brain activity than others. The objective of the present study is thus to identify predictors for successful learning self-regulation with real-time fMRI neurofeedback. To achieve this goal, we will evaluate the introspection ability of healthy participants using standardized psychological questionnaires and tasks. These scores will then be correlated with how well they learned self-regulation skills using established real-time fMRI neurofeedback protocols.
In a neurofeedback setting, brain activity is measured non-invasively, the brain imaging data is analyzed in real-time, and then feedback regarding the current level of brain activity is provided to the subject.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 65 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Age 18 - 65 years. Magnetic resonance imaging compatibility.
Physical or psychiatric disorders (DSM-V diagnosis). Current substance abuse. Exclusion criteria applicable to MRI (metallic implants, claustrophobia, epilepsy).