The Mind Research Network (MRN) has acquired an Elekta Neuromag, a device for non-invasive measurement of brain activity using magnetoencephalography (MEG) technology. MRN has been utilizing MEG technology to study brain function and disorders for approximately the last five years; however, the organization will upgrade to the Elekta Neuromag MEG system in early 2009, according to Elekta.
Michael Weisend, PhD, director of MEG/EEG Core at MRN, said the Neuromag's data collection software and analysis and archiving of records would meet the research and clinical needs of the network.
"We are funded to study a variety of neuroscience areas that will exploit the Elekta Neuromag's capability," said Weisend. "Currently, we investigate the fundamental mechanisms of learning and memory in healthy individuals, as well as those with brain-based disorders such as traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, drug addiction, and schizophrenia."