Core descriptions and equipment lists: COBRE – Integrative Neuroscience

Neuroimaging Core

The Neuroimaging Core in the Psychology Department is designed to support training, use, and analysis of a variety of structural and functional neural imaging techniques. The core houses workstations and software for neuroimaging analyses, cellular imaging, and microscopy. The core also provides access to near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), a high-density electroencephalogram (EEG), confocal microscopy, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) (Renown Health), and a small animal magnetic resonance imager (MRI) (UC Davis).

Director: Lars Strother | (775) 682-8695
COBRE/INBRE Confocal Core Manager: Sean O'Neil | (775) 784-4711

Equipment List

  • TechEn 32-channel laser near-infrared spectroscopy system
  • Electro Geodesics, Inc. 256-channel Net Amps 300 high-density EEG system
  • Electro Geodesics, Inc. 3D photogrammetry system
  • 8-channel digital to analog converter + 1 photodiode for high resolution timing verification
  • Leica TCS SP8 confocal microscope system with Volocity 3D analysis software
  • Software for neuroimaging data analysis: AFNI, BrainVoyager, Matlab
  • fMRI (Renown Health): 3-Tesla Philips Ingenia system (Philips Medical Systems; software version 4.1.1), 32-channel digital SENSE head coil, Invivo SensaVue visual projection system, Sensimetrics S14 MR compliant earphones, Cedrus, Inc. MR-compatible fiber-optic response boxes connected via fiber optic cable to a Cedrus, Inc. optoelectronic Lumina controller unit