Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre

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

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