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- 1 General information
- 2 Starting a new project
- 3 Basic MRI procedures
- 4 Peripheral MRI equipment, instructions and troubleshooting
- 5 Advanced MRI procedures and troubleshooting
The Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging supports fundamental and clinical research programs in the fields of neuroscience and cognition but also facilitates academic and industrial research programs in areas other than the brain. The Centre houses a variety of techniques designed to visualize and study the brain. Central to the infrastructure are the 3 Tesla and 7 Tesla human Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanners (MRI). Ultra-high field MR (≥ 7 Tesla) allows human brain function, structure and metabolism to be visualized at unprecedented detail. The peripheral equipment installed at the scanners includes material for visual, auditory and sensory stimulation, eye tracking and electroencephalography (EEG) recordings, all of which can be performed simultaneously with the MRI acquisitions. Several testing rooms are available in the suite to help people who are collecting surveys, patient briefing or for obtaining behavioural and EEG measures. This allows for a wide range of possible experimental manipulation and physiological measurements to complement the MRI data. In addition to the MRI equipment the Spinoza Centre houses a 'mock' MRI scanner for training humans, and several groups share their setups for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) with the facility.
Route description on how to get to Spinoza via public transportation or car.
Opening hours of Spinoza and when support staff are present.
Guidelines for user etiquette to help us to continue to maintain a safe and productive environment for everyone.
How to get access to the building and facilities.
Talks and meetings
Below please find an overview of the available:
- research facilities, including MRI scanners and peripheral equipment.
- office space facilities, including desks, internet, printer and meeting room.
Starting a new project
Checklist prior to using the facilities
Prior to using the facilities please follow the checklist for starting a project.
MRI safety training and procedures
Basic MRI procedures
Peripheral MRI equipment, instructions and troubleshooting
Setting the correct screen layout, resolution and refresh rate on the 3T-stimulus computer TO DO: convert to wiki-format and merge with general screen instructions.