Function: The Imaging Research Facility (IRF) at Indiana University is a state-of-the-art neuroimaging facility that supports research on brain structure and function and their relation to behavior and cognition.
Features: The IRF houses a research-dedicated 3 Tesla Siemens Magnetom Prisma Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner, and can support the acquisition of functional MRI (fMRI), structural MRI, diffusion and perfusion imaging, and MR spectroscopy data. The IRF also houses two synchronized 64-channel electroencephalography (EEG) systems, allowing for hyperscanning of pairs of individuals, as well as various supporting technologies (e.g., Tobii and Eyelink eye trackers, physiological monitoring). Examples of current research activities include studies of substance use and abuse, concussion, stroke, psychiatric conditions such as autism, depression, and schizophrenia, aging, language acquisition, and developmental studies in infants, toddlers, and children. The IRF has the dual mission of research and education, and aims to foster an interactive and collaborative neuroimaging community consisting of researchers from departments across the Bloomington campus and beyond.