Carotid Baroreceptor Stimulation by Neck Suction during FMRI Investigation: Methodological Issues

Calcagnini, Giovanni ;   Mattei, Eugenio ;   Bozzali, Marco ;   Triventi, Michele ;   Mancini, Matteo ;   Censi, Federica ;   Barbieri, Riccardo

Tags Brain physiology and modelingBrain functional imaging - fMRI

Non-invasive stimulation of carotid baroreceptor using neck suction has been used to investigate the autonomic nervous system. fMRI allows...

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Causal Brain Correlates of Autonomic Nervous System Outflow

Duggento, Andrea ;   Bianciardi, Marta ;   Wald, Lawrence L. ;   Passamonti, Luca ;   Guerrisi, Maria ;   Barbieri, Riccardo ;   Toschi, Nicola

Tags Brain functional imaging - fMRIBrain functional imaging - Connectivity and information flowBrain physiology and modeling

We use 7T fMRI with simultaneous physiological signals acquisitions to investigate the causal interactions between resting state brain activity...

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Functional Connectivity of Brainstem Nuclei

Beissner, Florian

Tags Brain functional imagingBrain functional imaging - Blind source separationBrain functional imaging - fMRI

The analysis of resting-state functional connectivity has become a standard approach in cortical fMRI studies. Its most powerful tool,...

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Investigating Autonomic Correlates of Continuous Pain in the Brainstem through High-Field FMRI

Sclocco, Roberta ;   Beissner, Florian ;   Polimeni, Jonathan ;   Desbordes, Gaelle ;   Wald, Lawrence L. ;   Cerutti, Sergio ;   Bianchi, Anna Maria ;   Barbieri, Riccardo ;   Napadow, Vitaly

Tags Brain functional imaging - fMRIBrain physiology and modelingBrain functional imaging - Spatial-temporal dynamics

The brainstem is a fundamental brain structure that includes afferent and efferent pathways and regulatory nuclei. However, it is still poorly...

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Neuroimaging Nausea to Better Understand Central Autonomic Network Physiology – A Multi-Modal Approach

Napadow, Vitaly ;   Sclocco, Roberta ;   Kim, Jieun ;   Kuo, Braden ;   Barbieri, Riccardo

Tags Human performance - Vestibular functionsBrain functional imaging - fMRIBrain functional imaging - Connectivity and information flow

Nausea is an aversive sensation and a symptom of many gastrointestinal and non-gastrointestinal disorders. Nausea is associated with robust...

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Revealing Brain Correlates of Autonomic Modulation by Combining Point Process Models of Heartbeat Dynamics with FMRI

Barbieri, Riccardo ;   Sclocco, Roberta ;   Napadow, Vitaly

Tags Brain physiology and modelingBrain functional imaging - fMRIBrain functional imaging - Spatial-temporal dynamics

Autonomic nervous system (ANS) responses to internal and external stimuli have been investigated by multiple studies. However, the brain...

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