Brain Imaging at MIT
The Athinoula A. Martinos Imaging Center at MIT is a core facility that provides access to state-of-the-art brain imaging technologies for MIT researchers and their collaborators throughout the Boston area.
The center, which is housed within the McGovern Institute, offers a variety of imaging technologies, including human magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), small-animal MRI, electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG).
The Martinos Imaging Center serves a large community of researchers who study a wide range of topics in basic and clinical neuroscience. Major research themes at the center include: brain mechanisms of perception, memory, emotion, executive function and social cognition; developmental studies of children, including developmental disorders such as autism and dyslexia; and translational studies on the neural basis of many different psychiatric and neurological disorders.
The director of the center is Professor John Gabrieli, who is a member of the McGovern Institute and a faculty member in the MIT department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and in the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology.
A joint project of the McGovern Institute and the Division of Health Sciences and Technology, the center also has a close relationship to the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital in Charlestown.
The Martinos Imaging Center at MIT is made possible through major gifts from Patrick and Lore Harp McGovern and from the Martinos family of Athens, Greece.
|Images courtesy Patricia O'Loughlin / MIT, Christina Triantafyllou / MIT|