Laboratory of Brain Imaging

Head: Artur Marchewka
Staff: Marta Rodziewicz, Marek Wypych, Bartosz Kossowski
Ph.D. students: Monika Riegel, Małgorzata Wierzba
Students: Marcin Sińczuk, Małgorzata Wierzba


Research profile:
Our core facility is focused on providing high quality brain imaging using multiple magnetic resonance methods for research ranging from neuropsychology, through clinical studies, till pharmacological studies.

Currently, several non-invasive neuroimaging funded projects on various topics related to human cognition (e.g. attention, memory, reading, deception, stress, empathy) are underway.

Equipment:
3T MRI scanner Siemens TRIO equipped with:
• 32 channel head coil compatible with iPAT
• 12 channel head coil compatible with iPAT
• circular polarized transmit/receive coil for spectroscopy (Tx/Rx CP Head)
• hardware and software for presentation of visual and auditory stimuli
• fMRI compatible: EEG, EMG (electromyography), GSR (galvanic skin response)
• transcanial magnetic stimulator (TMS) with neuronavigation system

Methods:
• Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
• Pattern Recognition and Multivariate methods for fMRI analysis
• Voxel-Based Morphometry
• Resting-State fMRI
• Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI; up to 256 directions, b≤10 000s/mm2)
• proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (single voxel and chemical shift imaging)
• perfusion (cerebral blood flow imaging)
• angiography

Current research activities:
• processing of emotionally charged visual stimuli
• effects of emotion on long term memory
• anatomical markers of dyslexia in multi-site MRI study

 

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