MIT, Brain & Cognitive Sciences Department
Martha Shenton, Ph.D.
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Chongzhao Ran, Ph.D. (MGH Martinos Center)
Christian Langkammer, Ph.D.
Medical University of Graz, Austria
Douglas Rosene, PhD
Lisa Nickerson, Ph.D. (McLean Hospital)
Marc Normandin, Ph.D. (MGH)
Dr Karin Jensen, PhD
Department of Psychiatry
Patient-physician interactions significantly contribute to placebo effectsand clinical outcomes. While the neural correlates of placebo responses have been studied in patients, the neurobiology of the clinician during treatment is unknown. In a new study, performed at Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Dr Jensen has developed a method that allowed doctors and patients to interact while the doctor's brain was scanned. The details of this new method and the first fMRI results will be discussed.
Dr Eric Moulton, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Mohammed Milad, Ph.D. (MGH Psychiatry)
In my talk, I will discuss progress in the past 10 years in the domain of fear extinction in the human brain, and how such findings are translated to the psychopathology of posttraumatic stress disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. In addition, I will present some recently published and unpublished data illustrating our efforts on 1) developing biological markers to predict fear learning, and 2) recent findings that could help enhance our understanding of why men and women may differ in the prevalence of anxiety and mood disorders.