Maryland Neuroimaging Center
8077 Greenmead Drive,
College Park, MD 20742
The Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC) is the home for neuroimaging research at the University of Maryland. Housed in a spacious 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. 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.
Hours of Operation
Open Monday through Friday, and several weekend days each month for scanning.
Services and Technologies Offered
The centerpiece of the facility is a state-of-the-art Siemens 3T Prisma scanner, equipped with 32 and 64 channel head coils 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.
- Functional MRI Stimulation and Response Recording System
- SRA Eye Tracker
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