Information for Users

November 21st, 2012

The CNI facility has been designed to reflect the experimental needs in the social sciences and related disciplines. The core instrumentation provided by the CNI is a research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner. In addition to the scanner, there is a mock scanner for training, experimental testing rooms, and MRI-compatible experimental equipment, such as visual displays, audio presentation equipment, and a 256-channel EEG system.

For the latest details on the facility and all research equipment visit our WIKI

If you are interested in an introductory tour and access to the facility, please contact our Facility Manager, Laima Baltusis (laimab at or 650 725 8382).

For questions regarding MR protocol development, contact Hua Wu, our MR Physicist.


Rates: Academic Year 2020

Facility rates are reviewed annually and rate adjustments are made each September. Charges for booked time for the MR scanner with research grants are as follows:

DayTimeHourly Rate

Mon-Fri Midnight – 8:00AM $105
Mon-Fri 8:00AM – 6:00PM $460
Mon-Fri 6:00PM – Midnight $375
Sat-Sun Midnight – 8:00AM $105
Sat-Sun 8:00AM – Midnight $375
EEG usage hourly charge (all times) $50