Focused Ultrasound and Research on Consciousness Alexander Bystritsky (Psychiatry, UCLA, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Los Angeles, CA ) PL5
Low Intensity Focused Ultrasound Pulses (LIFUP) is a new field of research. In combination with MRI and EEG it can offer a new toolbox to study brain function in conscious states. This technique has also possible therapeutic implications for the brain disorders. Professor of UCLA Alexander Bystritsky who is an inventor of the device that combines with MRI imagining will review the history of the field and describe possible applications of the technique and present preliminary results of some ongoing research in the US utilizing this technique.