Our current studies
The SMILe Lab at the University of Utah is currently recruiting subjects for the following studies. Click below to see if you are eligible to participate.
We use functional magnetic imaging (fMRI) to examine the brain ‘at work’. fMRI uses magnetic fields to detect changes in neural activity and is the most widespread method of investigating brain activity.
Your brain contains networks which are responsible for “wanting” and “liking”. We tap into those networks by scanning you while you play games where you have a chance to win a reward.
If you ever wanted to see what your brain looked like, participating in research studies using fMRI is one way to get a candid look of your own gray matter.
Our studies are designed to help us understand how we process rewards. We hope to use this information to help people with psychiatric illnesses recover and live happy and fulfilling lives.
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