BIC is configured for cutting-edge cognitive neuroscience, including a state-of-the-art 3T MRI scanner, a full suite of auxiliary equipment, and custom AV switching and streaming, all backed up by a powerful neuroinformatics and computing infrastructure.
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Siemens 3T Prisma scanner with 128 channel capacity, 64/32/20 channel head coils, 80 mT/m max gradient amplitude, 200 T/m/s slew rate, full neuro sequences (e.g., SMS multiband, advanced diffusion, quiet suite, real-time).
Visual stimulation: 2 x PST Hyperion projector (rear screen, bore ceiling)
Auditory stimulation: Optoacoustics OptoACTIVE communication system with noise-cancelling headphones and microphone
Avotec Silent Scan communication system
Current Designs 932 interface with 32-channel interface and the following fiber-optic response boxes:
Eye-tracking: SR Research EyeLink 1000 plus
Physiological monitoring: BIOPAC Systems EDA
Rack-based Crestron NVX switching platform with touchscreen controls and full mapping flexibility between:
Sources: computers in rack (Windows PC, Linux PC, Mac Mini, Eye-tracking PC, Apple TV), cameras in waiting room, control room (room, desk), and scanner room (table, scanner front, scanner rear, inside bore)
Destinations: monitors (entry, waiting room, 2 x large control room, 5 x small control room, large scanner room), projectors (rear screen, bore ceiling), streamer, and audio outputs (control room speakers, Optoacoustics headphones, Avotec headphones)
The Siemens computer that controls the scanner is plugged into Yale’s high-speed fiber Science network, with a direct connection to our HIPAA-aligned high-performance computing cluster, Milgram, supported by the Yale Center for Research Computing and located offsite on West Campus. Click here for more information.