Marco Iacoboni, professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute and director of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab at the Ahmanson–Lovelace Brain Mapping Center, was quoted in a Jan. 27 New Scientist article about the first MRI machine that can scan two individuals' brains at once.
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Mapping white matter integrity and neurobehavioral correlates in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.
The Staglin IMHRO Center for Cognitive Neuroscience operates a Siemens 3 Tesla "Tim Trio" MRI scanner. This is a research dedicated scanning platform which can be accessed by members of the UCLA community on a recharge basis ($600/hr). The Center also operates an image analysis core and data archive which can be accessed on a recharge basis (one-time fee of $150 for all data acquired in a 1-hour scan session).
The Center will consider proposals by members of the UCLA community to access both the scanning and analysis core services for pilot studies without charge. Priority will be given to junior investigators and to proposals for novel cognitive neuroscience projects that have a high likelihood of achieving extramural funding. To submit such a request please contact the CCN Director Susan Bookheimer.
A large academic study has demonstrated structural changes in specific brain regions in female patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the abdomen, along with diarrhea, constipation or both. A collaborative effort between UCLA and Canada's McGill University, the study appears in the July issue of the journal Gastroenterology. The findings show that IBS is associated with both decreases and increases in grey matter density in key areas of the brain involved in attention, emotion regulation, pain inhibition and the processing of visceral information.