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FP7_UELogo Braintrain

Código da Operação: Grant Agreement no. 602186


Referência: GA 602186 BRAINTRAIN

Título: Taking imaging into the therapeutic domain: Self-regulation of brain systems for mental disorders

Área Científica: Health

Síntese do Projeto: Our proposal is based on the idea that real-time functional neuroimaging can be used to train patients to regulate their own brain activity via neurofeedback training and thus modulate the brain networks of mental disorder, restore function, improve symptoms and promote resilience. We have brought together the core groups that have been instrumental in the development of methods for real-time functional imaging and fMRI (functional magnetic resonance)-based neurofeedback and have led the initial clinical applications in neuropsychiatric disorders. Our proposal has three main components, the development and refinement of methods for the real-time analysis and feedback of fMRI data and combination with other imaging modalities (WP2), the adaptation of fMRI mapping techniques to localise disease-relevant networks and development of protocols for their self-regulation through neurofeedback (WP3) and the assessment of feasibility and clinical effects in several mental disorders that are characterised by dysfunctional brain systems for motivation, emotion regulation and social communication and by important therapeutic gaps (autism spectrum disorders, alcohol addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, childhood anxiety disorders, binge-eating disorder) (WP4). We will also explore the potential transfer of (laboratory-based) imaging feedback training into everyday settings through ambulatory and assistive technologies such as electroencephalography (EEG) and gaming (WP5). We will engage with potential users of these technologies (healthcare professionals and providers, medical instrument and software manufacturers, patient and carer associations) through several workshops, liaise with regulatory authorities and disseminate findings to the academic and user communities in WP6.

Investigador Responsável: Doutor Miguel Castelo Branco

Programa de Financiamento: 7PQ - Cooperação

Instituição Financiadora: Commission Of The European Community

Data de início: 01-11-2013

Data de conclusão: 31-10-2017

Instituições participantes no Projeto: CARDIFF UNIVERSITY (Proponente); INSERM - TRANSFERT SA (participante); EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN (participante); TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY (participante); UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA (participante); UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON (participante); KING'S COLLEGE LONDON (participante); BRAIN INNOVATION BV (participante); UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE (participante); THALES NEDERLAND BV (participante).

Custo total elegível (EUR): 7.783.520,60€

Apoio financeiro da UE: 5.998.661,00€

Apoio financeiro público nacional: 1.784.859,60 €

Técnico do Projeto: Alexandre Leal

Contacto: 239247021