Warren Bickel and Stephen LaConte awarded grant to study self-control therapies

Stephen M. LaConte, Ph.D.

Stephen M. LaConte, Ph.D.

The Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has received a five-year, $2.8-million grant to study interventions aimed at enhancing self-control among problem drinkers.

Two institute scientists—Warren Bickel, an addiction expert, and Stephen LaConte, a biomedical engineer—are teaming up across specialties to explore the promise of brain training and neurofeedback for people battling alcohol dependency.

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