Caffeine Study
Effect of Caffeine on Functional and Perfusion MRI

Grant Start Date: 2005-04-18
Grant End Date: 2009-01-31

Principal Investigator:
Paul J. Laurienti, M.D., Ph.D.

Investigators and Personnel:
Merideth Addicott
Lucie L. Yang, M.D., Ph.D.
Funded By:
NIBIB

Grant Numbers: (more info)
1R01EB003880

Publications: 3 found

Caffeine is the most widely consumed neurostimulant in the world, but it also impacts the diameter of blood vessels in the brain. An individual's level of caffeine consumption and how long prior to the fMRI scan they had their coffee may interfere with an accurate measurement of the BOLD signal. This study seeks to investigate these parameters for their effect on the BOLD signal and cerebral perfusion levels.

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