Centre for Cognition and Neuroimaging (CCNI)
CCNI has a 20% stake in CUBIC (Combined Universities Brain Imaging Centre). Other partners in CUBIC are Royal Holloway, Surrey and Reading. CUBIC is a £1.5 million imaging facility funded from SRIF.
The CCNI houses a number of dedicated experimental laboratories, including one for infant research in visual and cognitive development.
The CCNI includes a psychophysics lab and an EEG lab with 32 and 64 channel systems. These Neuroscan systems are complemented by an MRI compatible EEG system installed at CUBIC.
The CCNI also has a stake in the BIT Lab, Brunel’s £2 million virtual reality centre, used for motion capture and animation.
The CUBIC facility consists of a 3T Siemens MRI system. An 8 track head coil allows for high resolution imaging and rapid image acquisition. The scanner includes an infra-red eye movement monitoring system, visual, auditory and tactile stimulus presentation, and a surface coil for high-resolution imaging of posterior cortex.