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Research Article

The Brain Effects of Laser Acupuncture in Healthy Individuals: An fMRI Investigation

  • Im Quah-Smith,

    Affiliation: School of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Perminder S. Sachdev mail,

    p.sachdev@unsw.edu.au

    Affiliations: School of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia, Brain & Ageing Research Program, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Wei Wen,

    Affiliations: School of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia, Brain & Ageing Research Program, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Xiaohua Chen,

    Affiliations: School of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia, Neuropsychiatric Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia, Brain & Ageing Research Program, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Mark A. Williams

    Affiliation: Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Published: September 07, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012619

About the Authors

Im Quah-Smith, Perminder S. Sachdev, Wei Wen, Xiaohua Chen
School of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Perminder S. Sachdev, Wei Wen, Xiaohua Chen
Neuropsychiatric Institute, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Perminder S. Sachdev, Wei Wen, Xiaohua Chen
Brain & Ageing Research Program, School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
Mark A. Williams
Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: p.sachdev@unsw.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IQS. Performed the experiments: IQS. Analyzed the data: IQS PSS WW XC MAW. Wrote the paper: IQS PSS WW MAW. Recruited participants: IQS. Involved in design: WW XC PSS. Involved in data acquisition: XC. Involved in interpretation of results: MAW PSS.