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.
The IRF houses a Siemens 3 Tesla TIM Trio MRI scanner. Capabilities include structural MRI, functional MRI (fMRI), diffusion and perfusion imaging, and MR spectroscopy. Active tasks can be performed within the scanner using auditory, visual, and tactile delivery methods. Participant responses such as eye blink, skin conductance, heart rate, and respiration have also been recorded during imaging.
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.