ARTS AND SCIENCES
Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging
fMRI Image

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:

Please note that we have canceled this week’s MRI users "workshop". There will be no meeting this Friday, May 22nd.



PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

May 8th at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psych Bldg 219
Do-Joon Yi of Yonsei University Presented: "Effects of item familiarity on source memory."


April 24th at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psych Bldg 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 included: Brightness and signal with a 12 channel coil, eye tracking with a 32 channel coil and using heart rate variability. The process of using Respiratory and pulse monitors were discussed and well as the equipment cost of adding EKG testing.


April 10th at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psych Bldg 035
Dylan Wagner of the Psychology Department presented: "Getting lost in a story modulates activity in the medial prefrontal cortex during narrative comprehension."


March 27th at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psych Bldg 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 included: Brain Voyager processing and field maps. Testing on the multi-ban scanning has been done and is ready for use with the 32 channel coil only. TR and flip angle VS. SNR were explained by our Physicist, Jinghua.


March 13th at 1:00pm, Users Meeting, Psych Bldg 035
Ram Srinivasan of the Martinez Lab presented!


February 27th at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psych Bldg 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, Psych Bldg 035
Steven Petrill presented: Integrating neurobiological and behavioral data using genetically sensitive designs with twins.


January 23rd at 1:00pm, Users Workshop, Psych Bldg 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.


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}