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Measuring brain activity and anatomy with exquisite spatial resolution


An increase or decrease of activity in a part of the brain results in a corresponding change in oxygen consumption, which in turn leads to a change in local blood supply. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is able to pick up on these changes to measure brain activity with millimetre precision. In addition, MRI can be used to produce detailed three dimensional images of brain anatomy.

OHBA houses a modern 3 Tesla MRI system (Siemens Prisma) dedicated to brain research, equipped with stimulus presentation and participant response systems as well as physiological measurement instrumentation and eye tracking.