About the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU)
The Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit & Brain Imaging Program is part of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care. We study biological and psychological mechanisms which underlie changes that occur in cognitive functioning associated with development and aging. We use advanced methodologies, including MRI, to understand how brain systems are altered in health and disease.
Our particular interest we study:
- Chronic pain and the effects of treatments including cognitive behavioral therapy and medications on brain structure and functioning.
- Disorders that have a behavioral and cognitive component, such as Parkinson's disease and ADHD.
- Sex hormones and neurotransmitter influences on brain function, with particular regard to post-menopausal women.
We utilize Functional Brain Imaging Program in the Department of Psychiatry and the University of Vermont MRI Center for Biomedical Imaging