Using MRI to investigate the neural correlates of fatigue and cognitive impairments in CFS/ME.
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate the neural correlates of fatigue and cognitive impairments in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalopathy (CFS/ME).
Research Team: Basim Almutairi, Jade Thai and Esther Crawley
The major aim of our research is to illustrate some of the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques such as structural MRI, functional MRI (fMRI), resting state fMRI (rsfMRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to investigate and try to understand the relationship between fatigue and cognitive impairment in CFS/ME. We will use Structural and Functional MRI techniques to examine the neural underpinnings of fatigue. In addition, we will focus on identifying differences in neural substrates of working memory performance between CFS/ME and healthy controls.