Category Archive: Imaging Research Facility

Jul 24

Postdoctoral position in Neuroimaging

We are seeking talented researchers to work with us to develop novel methods and tools for brain research. Current ongoing research projects include brain microstructure and tractography using diffusion MRI, functional connectivity in substance abuse, application of deep learning in neuroimaging, etc. Applicants must have an advanced degree (Ph.D.) in Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, Computational Neuroscience, …

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Jan 19

IRF Researcher Franco Pestilli wins Janet Taylor Spence Award

Dr. Franco Pestilli has been awarded the Janet Taylor Spence Award for Transformational Early Career Contributions. This award celebrates “new and cutting edge ideas coming out of the most creative and promising investigators who embody the future of psychological science.”  In particular, this award “recognizes young researchers who cross traditional sub-disciplinary lines in psychological science and …

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Jan 12

In The News: Gratitude

Mature woman at beach looking at sky

  Dr. Joshua Brown and colleagues recently published a study on how gratitude affects neural activity, “The effects of gratitude expression on neural activity.” The paper was published in NeuroImage in December 2015. Abstract: Gratitude is a common aspect of social interaction, yet relatively little is known about the neural bases of gratitude expression, nor how …

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Oct 03

NeuroImaging Hackathon

The 2015 NeuroImaging Hackathon was a success!! Visit the page to find out what wonderful things happened.

Jan 17

Brian O’Donnell and Sharlene Newman featured in USA Today


Though marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the country, little is definitively known about its impact on the brain. A study taking place at Indiana University is designed to help change that. Clinical psychologist Brian O’Donnell and colleague Sharlene Newman are recruiting current and former marijuana users to participate in a study …

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Jan 17

Hoosier Brain Project


The Hoosier Brain Project is an effort designed to examine brain-behavior relationships in college aged individuals with a focus on health issues that impact this age group – psychological disorders such as depression and substance abuse. The age in which many psychological disorders appear is late adolescence and emerging adulthood (Kessler et al., 2005).  This happens …

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Jun 03

IRF Researcher, Karin James, Featured in NY Times


What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades By: Karin James Featured in NY Times To view the article, visit:

May 21

IRF Research Assistant Positions Available


We are looking for self-motivated students (including both undergraduate and graduate students) to work in the Imaging Research Facility on brain imaging data analysis. Required skills and abilities: strong computational skills and experience with matlab. This could turn into a paid position depending on funding. Please send resume to Hu Cheng ( Applications will be accepted until positions …

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Dec 09

Dr. Olaf Sporns named AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has awarded the distinction of fellow to Provost Professor Olaf Sporns of the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department for distinguished contributions to the field of theoretical and computational neuroscience, particularly for network studies of the structural and functional connectivity of the human brain. For more information visit: