BRIC Seminar Series- Feb. 7th

When Feb 07, 2013
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics
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We would like to welcome you to the next installment of the BRIC Seminar Series!  Our presenter is Dr. Martin Lindquist, PhD, who is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics visiting from Johns Hopkins University!

Dr. Lindquist is presenting a talk entitled "An fMRI-Based Biomarker for Physical Pain."


Persistent pain is central to many disorders, but can only be measured by self-report, which hampers diagnosis and treatment. In this work we introduce a biomarker based on distributed patterns of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) actively that a) accurately predicts pain experience and b) differentiates physical pain from related experiences. Four studies (total N=114) tested the biomarker’s sensitivity and specificity for pain at the level of the individual person.