Event Abstract

Decoded Neurofeedback for Extinction of Fear Memory

  • 1 ATR Computational Neuroscience Labs, Japan
  • 2 ATR Computational Neuroscience Labs, Japan

Combination of fMRI decoding (multi-voxel pattern analysis) and real-time fMRI neurofeedback led to "Decoded Neurofeedback" or DecNef. DecNef was applied to several basic neuroscience problems including visual perceptual learning (Shibata et al. 2011), phenomenal consciousness, facial preference, and confidence in visual discrimination. DecNef was also applied to clinical problems such as obsessive compulsive disorders with preliminary but promising success. Here, we introduce another possible clinical application for post-traumatic stress disorder. DecNef in sensory cortices successfuly suppressed amygdala activity related to fear memory, and also decreased behavioral fear responses (Koizumi, Amano, Cortese, Yoshida, Seymour, Kawato, Lau, unpublished data).

Conference: 2015 International Workshop on Clinical Brain-Machine Interfaces (CBMI2015), Tokyo, Japan, 13 Mar - 15 Mar, 2015.

Presentation Type: Oral presentation / lecture

Topic: Clinical Brain-Machine Interfaces

Citation: Kawato M and Koizumi A (2015). Decoded Neurofeedback for Extinction of Fear Memory. Conference Abstract: 2015 International Workshop on Clinical Brain-Machine Interfaces (CBMI2015). doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2015.218.00023

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Received: 23 Apr 2015; Published Online: 29 Apr 2015.

* Correspondence:
PhD. Mitsuo Kawato, ATR Computational Neuroscience Labs, Keihanna Science City, Kyoto, Japan, kawato@atr.jp
Dr. Ai Koizumi, ATR Computational Neuroscience Labs, Keihanna Science City, Kyoto, Japan, bellkozumi@gmail.com

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