SPECT brain imaging, with Dr. Rob Tarzwell

The 17th “People Who Read People” podcast episode is an interview with Dr. Rob Tarzwell. about his work using single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) brain imaging to find indicators of traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and brain changes related to dynamic psychotherapy. His research on traumatic brain injury and PTSD appeared 19th on the 2015 list of Top 100 Science Stories of the Year in Discover Magazine.

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Topics discussed include:

  • The ways physical harm to the brain (e.g., traumatic brain injury) shows up differently in brain imaging compared to more psychological conditions like PTSD or depression
  • The differences between different types of brain imaging (PET, SPECT, fMRI) and their strengths and weaknesses
  • Research showing the effects of talk therapy in brain imaging

Dr. Tarzwell can be found on Twitter.