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:

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

December 12th, 2014 at 1:00pm, Psychology Building PS117
Our next MRI Users Meeting is scheduled for Fri Dec 12th, which is technically during finals week. So, the plan is to have an informal users workshop / end of semester gathering instead. However, if anyone would be interested in presenting something at this meeting, we can do that as well -- please contact Julie (golomb.9@osu.edu) if you're interested. We're also soliciting volunteers to present at next semester's meetings. :-)


PREVIOUS MEETINGS:

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).

May 9th, 2014 at 1:00pm, Psychology Building 035
Dirk Bernhardt-Walther of The Ohio State University, Department of Psychology presented: The neural representations of complex natural sounds

April 11th at 1:00pm, Psychology Building 035
Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick of The Ohio State University, School of Communication and editor of Media Psychology presented: Mediated Messages and Choice Behaviors

February 14th, 2014 at 1:00pm, Psychology Building 035
Dylan Nielson and Per Sederberg, of The Ohio State University, Department of Psychology, presented: MELD: Mixed Effects for Large Datasets

December 13th, 2013 at 1:00pm, Psychology Building 035
Dustin Grooms, of The Ohio State University, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, presented: Brain-Behavior Model for Lower Extremity Motor Control – Neuroplasticity in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury

October 11th, 2013 at 1:00pm, Psychology Building 035
Xiaoping Hu, PhD of Emory University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, presented: Resting and not-so-resting state fMRI

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}