Michael Alkire

alkireDr. Alkire’s research work searches to understand the mechanisms by which anesthetics suppress memory, consciousness and pain processing. He has been a pioneer in using anesthetic agents as a research tool to probe the workings of the human mind. He uses neuroimaging technologies such as positron emission tomography (PET), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and high density electroencephalography (EEG), as well as small animal experimentation, to identify and experimentally manipulate various key sites of anesthetic action in the brain.

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