Facilities

Neural Information Engineering Laboratory - Laboratory Building 3

Brain Information Group - Laboratory Building 3

MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

fMRI(functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) is currently the most widely used high spatial resolution method for brain mapping and studying the neural basis of human cognition based on the blood-oxygenlevel-dependent (BOLD) signal variation, which is caused by the change of deoxyhemoglobin during brain activity.


MEG (Magnetoencepharogram)

MEG(Magnetoencephalography) is an instrument of measuring weak magnetic fields produced by neural activity around a subject's head, using many sensitive superconducting magnetic sensors, i.e., Superconducting QUantum Interference Devices (SQUIDs). It enables us to measure neural activity with a high temporal resolution of milliseconds.

NIRS (Near-InfraRed Spectroscopy)

NIRS(Near-infrared spectroscopy) is used to know concentrate changes of oxy- and deoxy-hemoglobins by measuring their specific optical absorption in the range of near infra-red wave length. By monitoring changes in the hemoglobin concentrations, a topographical distribution of activated regions in the cerebral cortex can be obtained in freely moving subjects.

EEG (Electroencephalography)

EEG(Electroencephalogram) is an instrument of measuring weak electric fields produced by neural activity using many electrodes placed on a subject's scalp. It enables us to measure neural activity with a high temporal resolution of milliseconds.

TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) / tDCS (transcranial Direct Current Stimulation)

TMS (transcranial magnetic stimulation)/ tDCS (transcranial direct current stimulation) TMS and tDCS can be used to non-invasively excite or inhibit cortical areas.

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