Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre
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Neuroimaging uses medical imaging technology to study the structure and function of the brain for medicine and in particular for neuroscience and psychology.

Specifically imaging technology allows us to study:

  • Anatomy with different contrasts sensitive to different components of tissues
  • Functional activation in terms of fMRI (the BOLD effect which depends on changes in blood oxygenation and blood flow) and electrical activity monitored by MEG (Magnetoencephalography) and EEG (Electroencephalography)
  • Physiology in particular blood flow
  • Metabolism and biochemistry using magnetic resonance spectroscopy
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Neuroimaging for Neuroscience

High resolution fMRI can allow the representation of individual digits to be determined within the brain’s grey matter (cortical representation of digits).
 
 

Prominent research