You may be wondering what it's like to get an MRI Scan! MRI is a safe and non-invasive tool to get a picture of the inside of your brain while you watch a TV show. The MRI is a large machine that uses magnetic fields to map your brain's structure and function.
Our fMRI scanner in the Moore Building with sitting area for parent outside:
What it's like to get a scan:
- We want you to feel safe and cozy in the scanner!
- You will be lying down with pillows and cushion around your head
- You will have a blanket to keep warm
- You will change into comfy scrubs
- During the scan you will watch a TV show!
- You will wear earbuds to hear the TV show and to protect your ears from loud noises
- You will not feel anything while in scanner!
- You will walk through a metal detector
- You can talk with us at anytime!
- You will have an alarm squeeze ball if you need to talk to the researchers
- You can stop at anytime if you are uncomfortable
Who Should Not Volunteer:
- You have braces or a non-removable retainer
- You have metal in the body such as (but not limited to) replacement joints and bone screws
- You have Claustrophobia (fear of enclosed places)
Watch this video to help understand what your MRI would be like:
Using a high resolution camera mounted below the monitor, we are able to track gaze without applying any equipment to a participant's head or face.
- You will sit in front of the computer and may play games or look at videos!
- No equipment is needed, but we may place a target sticker on your forehead!