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I think the research was just too overwhelming for the participant today. The feeling of being enclosed whilst listening to critical comments was too much, and luckily the participant called me in to stop the scan. I was pleased he was able to do this. It was a surprise because he had seemed really keen to do the scan before it started. I suppose it is one of those things that you cannot predict how you feel about it until you are doing it. I was very pleased that he had come in to do the scan, it is just unfortunate that he was not comfortable with it. As a result time limitations, I have decided to finish recruitment for this with a total of 11 participants.
The data from 6 participants has so far been presented at the Translational Imaging Unit Conference, July 3rd 2006. This data has also been presented as a Poster at the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies http://www.babcp.org.uk/
at the 2006 Annual Conference in Warwick last week.
I have been very active organising scans, since setting up this blog. Soon I will have scanned a total of 12 people. The most postive feedback from both participants and their relatives has been from the interactions both before and after the scans. Nobody has had any complaints during the scan. It has been going very well! And I have really enjoyed it so far. Apart from difficulties of getting people interested to take part. As soon as I have the results for all 12 people, I will analyse the results, and I can tell you what we are finding...so keep your eye out for them in the next weeks...!