ARTS AND SCIENCES
Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging
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The Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI) in the College of Arts and Sciences is a new state-of-the art interdisciplinary research facility dedicated to pursuing structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies.

It aims to contribute to the development of future brain imaging modalities and to create and disseminate knowledge about brain, mind, and imaging research.

The study of brain functioning and behavior (cognitive neuroscience), is one of the fastest growing fields in psychology and the social and biological sciences more generally. A major contributor to this growth is the development of innovative functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) technology.

With a new Siemens 3T Trio functional magnetic resonance imaging (TIM) system and ancillary equipment to support research spanning the cognitive and behavioral sciences, CCBBI will be dedicated to the study of brain mechanisms underlying individuals’ cognitive capacity and subjective well-being, as well as dysfunctions of these brain mechanisms in normal aging and mental disorders.

CCBBI is open to all scholars exploring the relationship between the human brain and behavior. To arrange a tour of the center and the fMRI facilities, contact Stephanie Fowler, fowler.40@osu.edu or (614) 292-4679.

MRI Users Meeting: Guest Speaker

UPCOMING MEETINGS:

March 13th at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psychology Building 035
Ram Srinivasan of the Martinez Lab will present!

March 27th at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psychology Building 117
Per popular request, we are having an informal Users "workshop" once a month. These are intended for more informal discussion among users, and for users looking to get feedback on ideas and analyses.

April 10th at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psychology Building 035
Dylan Wagner of the Psychology Department will present!

April 24th at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psychology Building 117
Per popular request, we are having an informal Users "workshop" once a month. These are intended for more informal discussion among users, and for users looking to get feedback on ideas and analyses.

May 8th at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psychology Building 219
Do-Joon Yi, from Yonsei University will present!


PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

February 27th at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psychology Building 117
We had an informal Users “workshop” which included informal discussion among users, and allowed users to discuss and get feedback on ideas and analyses. Topics covered included small voxels and the signal to noise ratio, eye tracking, BOLD imaging and white and gray matter differences.

February 13th at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psychology Building 035
Steven Petrill presented: Integrating neurobiological and behavioral data using genetically sensitive designs with twins.

January 23rd at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psychology Building 117
We had an informal Users “workshop” which included informal discussion among users, and allowed users to discuss and get feedback on ideas and analyses. Topics covered included left and right brain imaging differences, different Siemens MRI units and a comparison, Multi-Band imaging , and CCBBI data storage information.

December 12th, 2014 at 1:00pm, Psychology Building PS 035
We had an informal Users "workshop" due to the Holiday season, which included informal discussion among users, and allowed users to discuss and get feedback on ideas and analyses. Topics included: umbrella protocol, mirror projection distance, and participant procedures.

November 28th, 2014 – Users Meeting cancelled due to holiday observance

November 7th at 2:00pm, Psychology Building 035
OSU's Technology Commercialization Office (TCO) presented a seminar regarding the services they provide. The TCO serves faculty, researchers, students, and clinicians by turning their inventions, ideas, technologies, and research into business opportunities and products that make an impact in the local and global marketplace. They also manage the university’s CDAs and MTAs and will explain why and how to use those agreements.

October 24th at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psychology Building 117
We had an informal Users "workshop" once a month. These are intended for more informal discussion among users, and for users looking to get feedback on ideas and analyses. Topics discussed included: data collection, head padding/positioning explained, MRI objects game, and questions and answers about possible studies.

October 10th, 2014 at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psychology Building 035
Nonie Finlayson of the Golomb Lab presented: Representations of 3D versus 2D spatial information in the human visual cortex.

September 26th, 2014 at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psychology Building 117
Per popular request, we have an informal Users "workshop" once a month. These are intended for more informal discussion among users, and for users looking to get feedback on ideas and analyses.

September 17th, 2014 at 3:00pm, Psychology Building 035
Mark Preul Colloquium of the Barrow Neurological Institute presented Meningiomas assessed with ex vivo NMR and in vivo 3D 1H-magnetic resonance spectroscopy: Determining biochemical markers of clinically aggressive behavior and providing a resection advantage.

September 12th, 2014 at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psychology Building 035
Dylan Nielson of the Sederberg Lab presented "PET correlates of behavioral self-regulation in Deep Brain Stimulation for Traumatic Brain Injury".

August 8th, 2014 at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psychology Building 035
We had an informal discussion about scanning parameters and options (head coils, spatial and temporal resolution, coverage, etc), and an update on progress since the last meeting. We also compiled a list of options users suggested for the center.

August 22nd, 2014 at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psychology Building 117
We had an informal Users "workshop" which included informal discussion among users, and allowed users to discuss and get feedback on ideas and analyses.

July 11th, 2014 at 1:00pm, Psychology Building 035
Town Hall discussion that included: updates on the current status of the center and equipment, suggestions for future options people would like to see implemented, and open discussion about the format of future users' meetings (e.g., invited speakers, internal speakers, workshops, discussions).

Announcements

Gibson Research Award
This fund was given by H. Dean and Susan Regis Gibson to help outstanding graduate or undergraduate students.

CIC Brain Concussion Neuroimaging Consortium
The CCBBI is partnering with The Ohio State Department of Athletics and other participating universities to develop neuroimaging-evidence based protocols for adolescent, high school and collegiate athletes and soldiers. To learn more, please visit: www.concussionimaging.org

Zhong-Lin Lu, Director
Distinguished Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Professor of Psychology
Lu is a fellow of the Society of Experimental Psychologist and Association for Psychological Science. The goal of Lu’s research program is to construct computational brain models for perception and cognition. Lu earned his PhD in physics from New York University. {lu.535@osu.edu}