The Laboratory for Multimodal Neuroimaging also serves as one of the Core-Facilities of the University of Marburg (“Core-Facility Brainimaging”). It offers access to state-of-the-art brain imaging technology to both colleagues from the University of Marburg and external collaborators. The laboratory is equipped with a 3 Tesla MRI scanner (Siemens Tim Trio), two EEG systems (one being MR compatible) and various MR compatible eye-trackers. On the other hand, we also offer access to a specialized computer infrastructure for long-term data storage and imaging data analysis.
It is our mission to offer both a modern, service-oriented neuroimaging infrastructure and a platform for interdisciplinary dialogue, promoting integrated approaches in cognitive neuroscience. Therefore, our services, provided by a highly experienced team of physicists, computer scientists, radiographers and system administrators, do not only encompass the maintenance of the MRI scanner and the performance of regular quality checks, but also include support in the planning and setup of imaging studies, the installation of suitable MR protocols, the training in the use of our equipment and in safety procedures, as well as support in data collection and analysis. We also organize workshops and symposia to engender networking and the transfer of application-oriented knowledge.
Core Facility services include
- Assisting in planning (f)MRI studies
- Supporting researchers in the experimental setup
- Installation of suitable MR protocols
- Help in data collection
- Conducting MR safety trainings
- Training in the use of technical equipment
- Long-term data storage
- Access to specialized work stations for data analysis
- Offering courses for experimental programming and data analysis
- Organization of workshops and symposia, covering both technical training and scientific advances
- Administrative assistance (e.g. in writing ethics approvals, participant consent forms, applications)