SCSpinoza Centre for Neuroimaging

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Prof. dr. S.O. Dumoulin
Meibergdreef 75, NL-1105 BK Amsterdam Zuidoost

The Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging supports fundamental and clinical research in the fields of neuroscience and cognition but also facilitates academic and industrial research programs in areas other than the brain. The Centre houses a variety of techniques designed to visualize and study the brain. These techniques include electroencephalography (EEG), Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and two human Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanners (MRI), more specifically a 3 Tesla MRI and 7 Tesla MRI. The 7 Tesla MRI is one of four that are currently operational in the Netherlands. These allow the human brain to be visualized at unprecedented detail.

The Spinoza Centre for Neuroimaging supports fundamental and clinical research programs in the fields of neuroscience and cognition but also facilitates academic and industrial research programs in areas other than the brain. The Centre houses a variety of techniques designed to visualize and study the brain. Central to the infrastructure are the 3 Tesla and 7 Tesla human Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanners (MRI).
The 7 Tesla MRI is one of four that are currently operational in the Netherlands. Ultra-high field MR (≥ 7 Tesla) allows human brain function, structure and metabolism to be visualized at unprecedented detail. The peripheral equipment installed at the scanners includes material for visual, auditory and sensory stimulation, eye tracking and electroencephalography (EEG) recordings, all of which can be performed simultaneously with the MRI acquisitions. This allows for a wide range of possible experimental manipulation and physiological measurements to complement the MRI data. In addition to the MRI equipment the Spinoza Centre houses two 'mock' MRI scanners for training humans as well as animals, and several groups share their setups for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) with the facility.

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