Maryland Neuroimaging Center


Facility Location

8077 Greenmead Drive, Building #795, College Park, MD 20742

Brief Mission

The Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC) is the home for neuroimaging research at the University of Maryland.  Housed in a spacious new facility in the Gudelsky Building, adjacent to the main College Park campus, the center has been designed to foster collaboration among neuroscientists, psychologists, cognitive scientists, engineers, and physicists. A special focus of the center is on understanding mechanisms of brain development and neural plasticity in typical and atypical populations, and in understanding the neural mechanisms underlying expert abilities that serve critical national priorities.  The MNC is an initiative of the university's interdepartmental Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) Program.It is available to researchers from UMD and other regional centers.  MNC houses a research-dedicated Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner, ideal for mapping brain structures and the location of brain activity.  Future plans for the center will bring together an array of state-of-the-art tools for observing the human brain in action including: Magnetoencephalography(MEG) and Electroencephalography (EEG)  facilities, which offer millisecond-level information about the time-course of neural activity.

Hours of Operation

Open Monday - Friday and two Saturdays a month for scanning.

Services and Technologies Offered

MRI scans, MRI data analysis.

Equipment Available

The centerpiece of the facility is a state-of-the-art Siemens 3 Tesla TIM TRIO scanner, equipped with 32 receive channels for significant increases in signal-to-noise and acquisition speed.
Mock Scanner: Our MRI simulator looks, feels, and sounds like the real thing. It is especially useful for preparing special populations, such as pediatric participants, for their experience in the real scanner, making data acquisition more successful.
Data Analysis Lab
Functional MRI Stimulation and  Response Recording System
SRA Eye Tracker


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Dr. Luiz Pessoa, Director
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Sandy Collier, Manager
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Division of Research
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-1541

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