Core-Facility

The Laboratory for Multimodal Neuroimaging also acts one of the Core-Facilities of the University of Marburg („Core-Facility Brainimaging“). It offers on the one hand 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, it also offers 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 MRI protocols, the training in the use of our equipment and in safety procedures, as well as support in data collection and analysis.

If you have ever been in an MRI facility, you might have noticed a large red button in the control center. Did you ever feel the urge to press it? Did you wonder what would happen if you did? If so, you may know that MRI scanners can not only be used to produce detailed images of the inside of the body, but also to create impressive pictures of cloud formations.

Core-Facility services include:

  • Assisting in planning (f)MRI studies
  • Supporting researchers in the experimental setup
  • Conducting MR safety trainings
  • Training in the use of technical equipment
  • Offering courses for experimental programming and data analysis
  • Organization of workshops and symposia, covering both technical training and scientific advances
  • Installation of suitable MR protocols
  • Help in data collection
  • Long-term data storage
  • Access to specialized work stations for data analysis
  • Administrative assistance (e.g. in writing ethics approvals, participant consent forms, applications)