The Neuropsychoimaging of Addiction and Related Conditions (NARC) Research Program incorporates the cutting-edge imaging technologies available for medical research at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We develop and use cross-modality imaging techniques and sensitive behavioral and neuropsychological assays, thus creating the translational capabilities that are the cornerstone of neuropsychoimaging research.
NARC’s research is pursued in a multidisciplinary and translational manner. NARC performs neuroimaging studies using:
- Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
- Event-related potential (ERP) recordings
- These tools are used to derive measures of brain function: blood oxygen level dependent activation, glucose metabolism, receptor availability and electrical conductivity
NARC anchors these results within a broader context using neuropsychological assessment techniques to investigate behavior and DNA measures to investigate the specific contribution of common gene variations.
NARC’s unique toolset includes state-of-the-art imaging at Icahn School of Medicine's new imaging facility with several research-dedicated brain scanners, ERP recordings, and tailored neuropsychological batteries that encompass the design of new cognitive tasks. All stimulation and assessment tools include specialized modules for examining inhibitory control and reward processing.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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