Imaging Research Facility

Imaging Research Facility (IRF)

The Imaging Research Facility (IRF) at Indiana University is extensively supported by the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences. It has the dual mission of research and education in the study of brain structure and function and how these relate to behavior.

The goal of the IRF is to provide a state-of-the-art environment that enables cutting-edge research and training using multiple methods of neuroimaging. The IRF offers an interactive and collaborative neuroimaging community of researchers from departments across the Bloomington campus as well as outside of it.

IRF technology

The IRF houses a Siemens 3 Tesla TIM Trio MRI scanner. Its capabilities include structural MRI, functional MRI (fMRI), diffusion and perfusion imaging, and MR spectroscopy. The lab has the capability for multisensory stimulus delivery and behavioral response.

In addition, two Electrical Geodesics 64 channel EEG systems are available. These systems can be operated separately or can be synchronized together to enable recording of two participants simultaneously. There is also a Tobii TX300 eye tracking system (300 Hz sampling rate) that can be operated synchronously with one of the EEG systems or separately.

The IRF includes a neuroimaging analysis lab with 8 workstations for EEG/ERP/neural source modeling, TMS, and fMRI data analysis. The IRF is administratively overseen by the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. The IRF director, Professor Sharlene Newman, is a core faculty mentor on the present project.

The facility is located of the first floor of the Psychological and Brain Sciences Building.

Visit the IRF website