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. The center brings 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, MEG and EEG.
- 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
Please see our website: www.mnc.umd.edu for more information