We are experts in state-of-the-art approaches in image acquisition, experimental design, preprocessing, data analysis, and flexible data sharing.
We foster collaboration within and across institutions to build teams with the highest possible degree of expertise. Ultimately, we seek to better understand the neural basis of cognition, emotion, and perception, discovering interactions between the brain, behavior, and the environment that shape changes throughout typical and atypical development.
Steven Nelson, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
How We Engage
Resources for Investigators
Siemens 3T Prisma Fit whole body MRI Scanner
The MIDB houses a Siemens 3T Prisma Fit whole body MRI scanner installed in 2021. The scanner is equipped with XR 80/200 gradient system with parallel transmit capabilities. A 64ch head/neck coil, 32ch head coil, 20ch head coil, and 16ch pediatric coils are available for use. See the installation video here.
Examples of Engagement
- Cullen, Kathryn – The effect of creativity intervention on creative processing in brain networks (May 2022)
- Opitz, A. – Using fMRI to select targets in motor cortex for guided TMS (June 2022)
- Conelea, C. and Nelson, S. – Feasibility of deep phenotyping in adolescents with depression, Tourette, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (July 2022)
- Wozniak, J. – Neuroimaging and fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) (July 2022)
- Fair, D. – Subpopulations in ADHD and ASD (July 2022)
- Nahas, Z. – MRI-guided implantation of electrodes for treatment resistant depression (TRD) (Jul/Aug 2022)
- Feczko, E. – Enhanced biofeedback in adolescents using FIRMM (Aug 2022)
Center for Magnetic Resonance Research
The 3 Tesla scanner at MIDB is managed by the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) at the University of Minnesota. The CMRR provides valuable resources for investigators in brain development, while being home to some of the most advanced MR instrumentation in the world.