WVU Center for Neuroscience

The Center for Neuroscience (CN) mission is to advance knowledge in basic and translational neuroscience through team-based interdisciplinary research.

The CN functions to integrate all neuroscience research activities across a collaborative enterprise of 40 laboratories throughout the WVU campus. Our faculty members are highly interactive and participate with trainees in regular scientific and social events where we explore recent breakthroughs and discuss the major topics in neuroscience research.

Micro-Dose, Wearable PET Brain Imager

Principal Investigator: Julie Brefczynski-Lewis
WVU Center for Neuroscience
Title: Imaging the Brain in Motion: The Ambulatory Micro-Dose, Wearable PET Brain Imager
BRAIN Category: Next Generation Human Imaging (RFA MH-14-217)

Dr. Brefczynski-Lewis and co-workers will engineer a wearable PET scanner that images activity of the human brain in motion – for example, while taking a walk in the park.

Brefczynski-Lewis Lab – WVU

Principal Investigator: Julie Brefczynski-Lewis
WVU Center for Neuroscience

Brefczynski-Lewis Lab studies how we perceive people we love and people we don’t like, both famous and political, and how training in compassion can affect those perceptions. The Lab is examining the neural and physiological correlates of the liked and disliked persons and how these change after training in compassion. Grudge forgiveness study: fMRI response to the face of the grudge person, as well as cardio and reactive measures will be tested before and after the intervention.

Julie Brefczynski-Lewis, PhD – WVU

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology
Director, Brefczynski-Lewis Lab

Brefczynski-Lewis studies how we perceive people we love and people we don’t like, both famous and political, and how training in compassion can affect those perceptions. She is examining the neural and physiological correlates of the liked and disliked persons and how these change after training in compassion. Grudge forgiveness study: fMRI response to the face of the grudge person, as well as cardio and reactive measures will be tested before and after the intervention.

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