The CNI facility has been designed to reflect experimental needs in the social sciences disciplines. Visit our Wiki for the latest details on the facility and all research equipment.
The core instrumentation provided by the CNI is a research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner, a GE Discovery MR750. Technical information is available at GE Healthcare.
The CNI has an array of MRI Coils, including Nova Medical 32-channel and 16-channel head coils and a GE 8-channel head coil.
For stimulus delivery we provide a custom large-screen flat-panel display as well as a goggle system with eye tracker and audio from Resonance Technology, Inc.
Other Equipment includes an MR-compatible 256-channel EEG system, made by EGI, a Polhemus 3D digitizer used for EEG electrode localization, Fiber Optic Response Devices (FORP), by Current Designs, as well as a MRI Simulator (Mock Scanner), provided by Psychology Software Tools, Inc.
|Robert Dougherty is the Research Director at the Stanford Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging. Bob is able to advise CNI users regarding research protocol questions and IRB-related questions.|
|Laima Baltusis is the MRI Facility Manager. Researchers who are interested in becoming users at the facility should contact her regarding requirements for access to the facility, safety training, operational questions, and equipment information.|
|Gunnar Schaefer is the Chief Software & Systems Engineer. Gunnar is leading the effort to develop the CNI’s Neurobiological Image Management System (NIMS).|
Visitors and Students
|Atsushi Takahashi is a Visiting Scholar from GE Healthcare. He is the MR Physicist at CNI and is able to advise users on questions regarding pulse sequences.|
|Reno Bowen has recently left us to join the Stanford CS department, but continues to hang out and write code. Reno remains our official Python and Java Script Guru.|
The CNI Advisory Board meets regularly to discuss issues pertaining to the operation of the facility, including staffing, information technology, equipment purchases, training, and funding. The Board is a multidisciplinary group with members from both academic and administrative backgrounds. Questions regarding Board activities should be directed to Professor Brian Wandell.
- Brian Wandell is the Stein Family Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Director of the CNI.
- Anthony Wagner is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Co-Director of the CNI.
- Robert Dougherty is the Research Director of the CNI.
- Kalanit Grill-Spector is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology.
- Anthony Norcia is Research Professor in the Department of Psychology.
- John Pauly is Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Information Systems Laboratory.
- Daniel Schwartz is Professor in the School of Education.
- Baba Shiv is Professor of Management Science in the Graduate School of Business.
- Michael Greicius is Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences.
- Atsushi Takahashi is a Visiting Scholar from GE Healthcare.
- Bernadette Connolly is the Administrative Services Manager for the Department of Psychology.
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As we look to the future, we can see the promise of a new generation of discoveries as faculty explore the frontiers of knowledge. Our students infuse Stanford’s research with their fresh ideas and contribute creative solutions of their own. But our success will depend in great measure on the participation of all those who share our hopes and believe in the potential of research and education to change the world. We invite you to join us.
Center of Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging
450 Serra Mall, Building 420
Stanford, CA 94305
Phone: 650 725 8382