NSL Ongoing Projects

Neural Mechanisms of Decision-Making in Emerging Adult Cannabis Users

The purpose of this outpatient study is to learn more about how non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS) affects the brain’s response to THC. Specifically, we are interested in how brain stimulation and drug effects influence: (a) a person's mood and state of mind (subjective effects); (b) a person's ability to perform laboratory tasks, and (c) a person’sphysiology (e.g., heart rate and blood pressure). You may be eligible if you have a history of cannabis use, are between the ages of 18 and 34 and do not have significant medical problems. If you are intersted in participating in this study, please call the NSL at (859) 323-0579 or email us at nsl@uky.edu.

Neurobehavioral Effects of Cocaine on Choice Dynamics 

The purpose of this outpatient study is to learn more about how cocaine use is related to performance and brain activity during complex decision-making. This human laboratory study involves fMRI and a host of cognitive tests. You may be eligible if you have a history of cocaine use, are between the ages of 18 and 55 and do not have significant medical problems. This is a research project, not a treatment program. If you are intersted in participating in this study, please call the LHBP at (859) 257-5388.

Neurobehavioral Effects of Opioid on Choice Dynamics

The purpose of this inpatient study is to determine the effects of opioid use on a decision-making task using fMRI. You may be eligible if you use opioids daily or near-daily, get sick when you stop taking opioids, are between the ages of 18 and 50 and do not have significant medical problems. If you are intersted in participating in this study, please call the LHBP at (859) 257-5388.

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