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