The Neuropsychology group in the Department of Neurology conducts brain imaging studies using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and positron emission tomography (PET). We use these brain imaging methods to study the brain's response to alcohol's smells and tastes, as well as to alcohol itself. We also conduct brain imaging studies of reaction time, attention, and mental control as they are affected by alcohol. These studies enroll individuals who have a variety of drinking habits. If you are interested in participating in research like this, please contact Cari Cox by email or call (317) 278-6771 to learn more.
The Center for Neuroimaging in the Indiana Institute for Biological Imaging Studies also conducts several types of alcohol-related studies. IARC researchers in the Center for Neuroimaging are using PET to study neurochemical changes related to alcohol, and are actively recruiting subjects across a wide range of drinking patterns. For more information, please contact Yoder PET Study Recruitment, or call Chris and Dan at (317) 278-5684.