Center for Mind/Brain Sciences - CIMeC

Neuroimaging Labs (LNIF)

  1. CIMEC Neuroimaging Labs

    The link above gives an overview of the laboratories that can be used for the acquisition of human brain magnetoencephalography (MEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), transcranial brain stimulation and electroencephalography (TBS/EEG) data.

  2. Attention Networks Group - Daniel Baldauf

    We use human brain imaging techniques to study the communication between brain areas by means of neural oscillations and synchrony.

    Magnetoencephalography (MEG) allows us to capture the highly dynamic interactions in large-scale networks with millisecond precision.

    We seek to understand the general principles by which the directed communication between different brain areas may help orchestrate perception and sensorimotor control.

    With these tools, we investigate top-down mechanisms of visual attention. The superb temporal resolution and the whole-head coverage of MEG allow us to study interactions of wide-spread neural networks by means of neural oscillations and synchrony. In particular, we became interested in mechanisms subserving non-spatial attention, e.g. when searching for a certain color.

    Often we combine our temporally precise MEG recordings with spatially high resoluting fMRI activity - within each subject. In addition, we confirm measures of functional connectivity (i.e., coherent neural oscillations in two or more areas) with the subject’s individual anatomical connectivity by means of diffusion tractography (DTI).

    Neuroimaging Labs (LNIF)

  3. Information and Integration Lab - Uri Hasson

    We have a broad interest in higher-level brain functions, their relation to lower-level computations, and the role of context.

  4. Cognition Neurostimulation and Connectivity – Carlo Miniussi

    We use human transcranial brain stimulation and electrical encephalography recordings to study the interaction between neural areas during cognition, the causal role of a specific brain area in behavior, but also the relationship and connectivity between activities in different brain areas.

  5. MRI Methods Group - Jorge Jovicich

    We develop, optimize and test magnetic resonance image acquisition and analysis methods to improve quantitative representations of human brain structure and function, in particular for the characterization of structural and functional connectivity.

    We apply these methods in a number of healthy (motor learning plasticity) and clinical studies (e.g., brain pre-surgical planning and post-surgery plasticity, cortical reorganization in sensory deprivation, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, psychosis, proton therapy monitoring).

    Current interests include the evaluation of dynamic functional resting state connectivity and of advanced acquisitions and diffusion models for brain tissue microstructure characterization.