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Introduction to MEG

The McGovern Institute for Brain Research has recently acquired a magnetoencephalography (MEG) imaging system, and on Monday, March 21, will host a lecture to introduce to the new system. MEG, which was originally developed at MIT, is a safe and noninvasive technique for measuring human brain activity with millisecond precision, using an array of magnetic sensors surrounding the head. The new scanner, an Elekta Triux, is housed in the Martinos Imaging Center and will serve as a core facility for the MIT community.

This two-part lecture will run from 10-12 p.m. on Monday in 46-3310. Part one will cover the development of MEG, basic MEG physics, noise cancellation, source modeling and experimental and clinical applications. Part two will discuss the Triux system in greater detail and is targeted toward potential users. One goal of research at the MEG lab will be the development of new analytical methods, and we hope to draw on MIT’s expertise in physics, computer science and electrical engineering to help create new tools for brain imaging.

For more information, visit the McGovern Institute website or contact Dimitrios Pantazis.

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