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Operant-contingency-based preparation of children for functional magnetic resonance imaging.
|Title||Operant-contingency-based preparation of children for functional magnetic resonance imaging.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Slifer KJ, Koontz KL, Cataldo MF|
|Journal||Journal of applied behavior analysis|
|Date Published||2002 Summer|
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is used to study brain function during behavioral tasks. The participation of pediatric subjects is problematic because reliable task performance and control of head movement are simultaneously required. Differential reinforcement decreased head motion and improved vigilance task performance in 4 children (2 with behavioral disorders) undergoing simulated fMRI scans. Results show that behavior analysis techniques can improve child cooperation during fMRI procedures.
|Alternate Journal||J Appl Behav Anal|