Harshawardhan Deshpande

Harshawardhan Deshpande

Graduate Student

Harsh Deshpande is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics at Virginia Tech. He is conducting his dissertation research in the laboratory of Dr. Stephen LaConte at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute.

The focus of Mr. Deshpande’s graduate work is two-fold:

  1. To understand the neural correlates of delayed reward discounting in addiction, specifically in alcohol use disorder, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
  2. To employ real-time fMRI neurofeedback of episodic future through to extend the temporal window of alcohol users

Selected Publications

Snider SE, Deshpande HU, Lisinski JM, Koffarnus MN, LaConte SM, Bickel WK. (2018). orking memory training improves alcohol users’ episodic future thinking: a rate dependent analysis. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging 3(2): 160-7.

Koffarnus MN, Deshpande HU, Lisinski JM, Eklund A, Bickel WK, LaConte SM. (2017). An adaptive, individualized fMRI delay discounting procedure to increase flexibility and optimize scanner time. Neuroimage 161: 56-66.