Functional magnetic resonance imaging
Magnet resonance imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive test that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed anatomical images of the head. Functional magnet resonance imaging (fMRI) is also a noninvasive method, however it looks at differences in the blood flow in the activated versus resting brain to detect areas of activity. Thus, using fMRI, we are able to locate activation in brain regions which are engaged in a specific cognitive task.
Since April 2012, we have our own new 3-Tesla scanner shared by the Technical University of Graz (TU Graz).
Anja IschebeckInstitut für Psychologie