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Ancillary Equipment

At CCBBI, we integrate a variety of ancillary neuroimaging tools to support comprehensive and interdisciplinary neuroscience research.

  • Our Prisma scanner includes a 20-channel and a 32-channel phase array receiver head coil.
  • Behavioral responses can be mapped through Behavioral Response Devices:
  • Utterances can be recorded via a high-quality, MRI compatible fiber optic speech recording system.
  • state-of-the-art rear-projection screen is powered by a 3-chips DLP projector. The projector has a light engine with 13-bit intensity control per channel. This allows the presentation of subtle visual details near or below detection threshold. 
    • Native setting: 1280x1024 at 60Hz
    • Rear-projection screen: 55.1 pixels per visual degree
    • Display height: 24.0 cm
    • Viewing distance: 74 cm
    • Native gamma: 1.0 (linear)
    • 13-bit gamma table
    • Both Analog (VGA) and DVI input
  • An EyeLink remote eye-tracker device is calibrated to monitor subject eye movement during fMRI scans.
    • Sampling rates: 250, 500, and 1000 Hz
    • Accuracy: 0.25-0.5 degrees average
  • HiFi MRI compatible auditory stimulus system is also available to researchers. 
  • MRI Compatible Eyeglasses
    • Sphere lenses from +/-0.12 to +/-20D
    • Cylinder lenses from +/-0.12 to +/-6D
    • Prisms from 0.5 to 10D
  • Series of other MRI coils are additionally available for special populations and nuanced study designs.
  • MRI Simulator - Psychology Software Tools
    • Identical bore dimensions as Siemens scanner
    • Mock Head Coil Siemens™ with Rear Facing Mirror System
    • SimFx software simulates the ambient scanner sound
    • MoTrak head motion tracking system
    • Response boxes



  • Adult earplugs
  • Table paper
  • Head paper
  • Scrubs
  • Blanket
  • Disposable foot covers
  • NoMoCo pillows
  • Comfort sponges (knees and back)
  • Additional supplies to help minimize motion