Welcome to the Bush Lab!
My research is focused on developing novel functional MRI paradigms and using them to study cingulate cortex functions in normal cognitive and emotional processing and psychiatric disorders, especially attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Elucidating how cingulate cortex functions is vital to understanding the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders, as its subregions play crucial roles in cognitive, emotional, reward and motor processes. Cingulate subdivisions are also key components of the brain’s default network. Our collaborative studies incorporate functional MRI, intracranial recordings, cognitive neuroscience techniques and clinical research methods with collaborative studies of cingulate cortex anatomy and physiology. We also use fMRI to study the mechanisms of the pharmacological effects of medications on attention and ADHD. Additionally, we are conducting multimodal imaging studies to characterize the neural substrate of meditation and social attachment processes.
Methods: fMRI, ASL, mMRI, DTI, PET, intracranial recordings, behavior
Patient groups studied: ADHD, PTSD, OCD, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia
George “No Dubya” Bush, M.D., M.M.Sc.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Director, MGH Cingulate Cortex Research Laboratory
Director of Neuroimaging Research, Benson-Henry Institute
   for Mind-Body Medicine at MGH
Assistant Director, MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital-East, CNY 2
Building 149, 13th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129   
Phone: 617-726-8120  
Fax: 617-606-3910
Email:  geo@nmr.mgh.harvard.edu (the best way to contact me)
Web: www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/BushLab
- Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital
- MGH/MIT/HMS Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Functional
     & Structural Biomedical Imaging