NeuroImaging Centre

NeuroImaging Centre

Welcome at the Website of the NeuroImaging Centre of the Research Department of Neuroscience.

Our aim is the strengthening of the existing excellent neuroscience research by funding state-of-the-art group equipment. Thus, in the last years the RDN purchased joint equipment for a variety of interdisciplinary research projects. These instruments are available for all members of the department. You can find information about contact details in the list below. Please contact the person in charge for information about usage and costs.

The NeuroImaging Centre of the RDN is equipped with the following apparatus:

Magnetic resonance imaging

7 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system

The MRI-scanner is especially configured for MRI-studies of small mammals such as rodents and pigeons. Detailed pictures of brain structures in high contrast can be obtained based on the 7 tesla magnetic field strength. This high resolution is for example very important for experiments that aim at covering physiological to cognitive topics.
The scanner is funded by the Stiftung Mercator.

For more information please contact
Prof. Dr. O. Güntürkün or
Prof. Dr. D. Manahan-Vaughan.


3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging system

Multimodal stimulation system for functional MRI

The multimodal stimulation system for functional MRI consists of a video system to produce visual stimuli and video sequences, which are presented via stereo-LCD-glasses. The communication system for the presentation of acoustical stimulation patterns is especially adapted for the use in a MRI-scanner. The whole stimulation system is available for investigations in the 3 Tesla-scanner and therefore it is hosted at the Neurological Clinic, Bergmannsheil.

For more information please contact
Prof. Dr. M. Tegenthoff .

Microscopy

2-Photonen confocale microscope

Confocale multiphoton laser scanning microscope

Fluorescence optical imaging system

The CellVizio LAB system is used with minimal invasiveness in neurological research of the deep brain and peripheral nerves, where it offers a unique capability to couple in vivo and in situ observations of neuronal activity on freely moving animals with behavioral studies.

For more information please contact
Prof. Dr. D. Manahan-Vaughan.

Location: Medical Faculty, Dep. Neurophysiology, MA 4


Neurolucida system

The Neurolucida system consists of a software/hardware package for performing brain mapping, neuron tracing and reconstruction in 2 D and 3D.

For more information please contact
Prof. Dr. K. Funke.

Location: Medical Faculty, Dep. Neurophysiology, MA 4


Electroencephalography (EEG)-lab