Upcoming Events

ERASMUS Course on MRI: Basic MRI Physics Sep 25, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017 — Ninewells Hospital Medical School, Dundee
7th SINAPSE-SANON Meeting Sep 28, 2017 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM — Wellcome Rooms, Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh
ECCOMAS VipIMAGE 2017 Oct 18, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 — Porto, Portugal
ESMRMB 2017 Congress Oct 19, 2017 - Oct 21, 2017 — Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
NRS Mental Health Network Annual Scientific Meeting Oct 25, 2017 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Teaching & Learning Centre, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow

SINAPSE Image of the Month: 7T fMRI cortical layers

May 2016 SINAPSE Image of the Month

Courtesy of Prof Lars Muckli, this image shows a surface reconstruction of human visual cortex overlaid with grid lines depicting cortical depths from superficial (red) to deep (purple) layers. Using high-field, high-resolution fMRI at 7 Tesla, Prof Muckli’s group showed for the first time that the brain’s internal representations of the world are fed back to superficial layers of sensory cortex.

The study, published in Current Biology, was conducted in collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Magnetic Resonance Research. The first 7T clinical MRI scanner in the SINAPSE network will open later this year at the new Imaging Centre of Excellence at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow.