George Bush, MD

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Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Associate in Psychiatry - Research, MGH
Assistant Director, MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program, MGH
Director of Neuroimaging Research, Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine, MGH
Director, MGH Cingulate Cortex Research Laboratory, MGH


MMSc Master of Medical Science, Harvard Medical School, 1998
MD Medicine, SUNY @ Buffalo, 1990

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My research is focused on developing novel functional MRI paradigms and
using them to study cingulate cortex function in normal cognitive/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 default network. Our lab incorporates functional MRI,
intracranial recordings, cognitive neuroscience, clinical research methods
with collaborative studies of cingulate cortex anatomy and physiology. We
also use fMRI to study the substrate of pharmacological effects on attention
and ADHD, as well as to characterize the neural substrate of meditation and social attachment processes.