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Complex system and future
technologies in neuroscience – CSFTN’24
29-30 June 2024 Teleon Imperial Hotel (link)
Venue: St Peterburg, Russia

Pavel Rudych

Pavel Rudych

International Tomography Center and Novosibirsk State University, (Novosibirsk, Russia)

The Observer Effect for MRI Experiments Pavel Rudych

Abstract: MRI is a powerful method for neurophysiological studies, but the MRI experimental environment required to measure the data has a major impact on the conduct of the experiment and dramatically alters the physiology and behaviour of the participant. The closed loop, loud high frequency noise, fixed head, minimal body movement requirements, relaxed lying position and high-tech environment all put a lot of stress on the participant, but we expect them to ignore this and engage in the experiment. I'll give an overview of the MRI-induced changes in participants' perception, the processes of adaptation in the MRI and the physiological markers of good adaptation. We will review the samples of data recorded, reject the MRI induced artefacts and compare the results with the data recorded outside the MRI.

Speaker: Pavel Rudych is an engineer and project manager at Novosibirsk State University and the International Tomography Centre of Novosibirsk. Pavel received his M.S. in Physics from Novosibirsk State University, Russia, in 2005 and his second B.S. in Clinical Psychology in 2021. His research interests are in functional MRI and coregistered EEG experiments, experiment stimulus gamification and environmental transparency based on web, EEG/MRI data aggregation and automated processing, machine learning analysis. Pavel is the author of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications.