Maryland NeuroImaging Center

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We spotted MNC stickers today! Thanks to the Terrapin Technology Store in Stamp for showing your support!

Maryland Day 2013: Explore Our World

We'll see you there! We'll be the ones at the Human Brain 3D Movie tent on the mall! UMD is celebrating 15 years of Maryland Day on April 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain or shine) - offering more than 400 free events, free parking, free on-campus transportation, and many food choices.

The MNC's educational neuroscience video debut! Come watch it at Maryland Day in 3D!

Dean's MRI Research Initiative RFP | Maryland Neuroimaging Center

The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean's MRI Research Initiative Request for Proposals here: The focus of the Dean’s MRI Research Initiative (MRI-DRI) is to promote the advancement of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) research at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC). The goal of this program is to provide seed funding for the development of robust research programs that will lead to future...

2013 MNC Summer Institute Fellowship Application | Maryland Neuroimaging Center

Just a reminder - 2013 Summer Institute Fellowship applications are still being accepted, but the fellowships are limited. Get those applications in! An application will be considered complete when all necessary attachments have been received on or before April 15, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

2013 Maryland Neuroimaging Center Summer Institute Fellowship applications are now being accepted on the MNC website:

Maryland students flash mob at Duke game

UMD > Duke! Here's how the Terps student section on Saturday night pulled off two of the greatest crowd stunts in Comcast Center history.

Cognitive Science Colloquium

Cognitive Science Colloquium today! 3:30-5:30 PM, BioScience Bldg. Rm 1103. George Alvarez (Psychology, Harvard), "What are visual representations, and why can't I have more of them?" Title: What are visual representations, and why can't I have more of them?Abstract: Philosophers, cognitive scientists, and neuroscientists tend to have very different ideas about how to define a representation. I certainly won’t settle this issue in my talk, but I hope to provide data that informs…

[12/19/12]   Reminder: The Maryland Neuroimaging Center will be closed Monday, December 24, 2012, through Tuesday, January 1, 2013. We will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. Happy Holidays!

Pessoa Named First Director of the Maryland Neuroimaging Center |

Pessoa Named First Director of the Maryland Neuorimaing Center; COLLEGE PARK, Md - The University of Maryland has named Luiz Pessoa, Ph.D., a professor of Psychology in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, as the first Director for the new Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC). Dr. Pessoa will provide scientific leadership and vision for brain imaging re...

Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science at the University of Maryland

MNC Research Associate

Description of Position:
The Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences Program (NACS) at the University of Maryland College Park is seeking a non-tenured Research Associate for the Maryland Neuroimaging Center. The Research Associate is expected to assist in behavioral and neuroimaging (functional MRI, EEG, MEG, and simultaneous fMRI/EEG) studies of the Maryland Neuroimaging Center at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The university is establishing a fully-equipped brain imaging center around a new Siemens 3T Trio MRI system. The imaging center will include MEG, and high density EEG facilities. Salary and benefits are competitive. Start date is early 2013. For best consideration, please electronically submit a resume, description of experience, and reference information by January 10, 2013 to [email protected] with “MNC Research Associate” as the subject line.

The Maryland Neuroimaging Center (MNC) is the home for neuroimaging research at the University of Maryland. The center brings together an array of state-of-the-art tools for observing the human brain in action. Housed in a spacious new facility in the Gudelsky Building, adjacent to the main College Park campus, the center has been designed to foster collaboration among neuroscientists, psychologists, cognitive scientists, engineers, and physicists. A special focus of the center is on understanding mechanisms of brain development and neural plasticity in typical and atypical populations, and in understanding the neural mechanisms underlying expert abilities that serve critical national priorities. The MNC is an initiative of the University's interdepartmental Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) Program,, and is available to researchers from the University of Maryland and other regional centers.

The primary duties and responsibilities of the job include: Development and programming of behavioral and neuroimaging; Perform data collection and statistical analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data; and Refinement and development of statistical and computational data analysis techniques for neuroimaging. Additional special projects as assigned.

Requires a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biostatistics, Computational Neuroscience, or relevant scientific field. Knowledge of signal/image processing, spectral analysis, graph-theory analysis, and statistics is highly desirable. Working knowledge of neuroimaging data analysis software such as AFNI, FreeSurfer, SPM or EEGLAB is preferred. Minimum commitment of 1 year is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with prior experience. No licenses or certifications are necessary.

The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. NACS

Maryland Neuroimaging Retreat registration deadline is this Monday, November 5! Go to:

CereBro would like to be called CereBOO for the day!

CereBro decided to join in the festivities and wish everyone a Happy Halloween from the MNC!

Retreat Registration Deadline is November 5! Register for this free event at:

Research Interaction Day at SPH

The Maryland Neuroimaging Center would like to thank the School of Public Health for inviting us to their wonderful event and a special thanks to Dr. Dushanka Kleinman for all of your hard work putting it all together!

The Maryland Neuroimaging Center would like to thank the School of Public Health for inviting us to their wonderful event and a special thanks to Dr. Dushanka Kleinman for all of your hard work putting it all together!

The Cognitive Science Colloquium is today from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM in the Biosciences Research Building, Room 1103. Steven Dakin (Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London), "Do humans have a distinct sense of visual number?"

President Wallace Loh's 2012 Fall Video Message

See what's happening at the University of Maryland!

MNC will be participating in the School of Public Policy Research Interaction Day this Friday, October 19 from 8:30-1:30. For more information, go to:

Safety Training Class |

The next Safety Training is this Thursday, October 11 from 2-4 and the MNC. Sign up here:

Maryland Neuroimaging Retreat

A message from the Maryland Neuroimaging Retreat Organizing Committee:

Dear Fellow Neuroimaging Researchers,

We are looking forward to your participation at the Maryland Neuroimaging Retreat on November 12.
This retreat brings together the Baltimore-Washington area scientists involved in Neuroimaging research.
We have a strong group of Functional Neuroimaging experts gracing the event.

Students and Postdocs are welcome to submit abstracts to [email protected] .
Abstracts submitted to Society for Neuroscience, or any other conference, may be submitted.
A select few of the abstracts will be chosen for oral presentation and notified by October 30th.
Please note the deadline for submission is October 10, 2012.

The event is free, but it is important to register for the conference if you plan to attend at

More information can be found the MNC website:

Thank you and we look forward to your participation.

[10/01/12]   [SANS] PostDoc Position at Indiana University - Social Brain and Cognition Lab


The Social Brain and Cognition Lab at Indiana University, directed by Dr. Dan Kennedy, is seeking a Ph.D.-level Visiting Associate Researcher (previous post-doc experience is not required). The lab investigates the neural and cognitive mechanisms underlying human social functioning, with a strong emphasis on how these mechanisms break down in neurological and psychiatric disorders, including autism and individuals with localized brain lesions. Methods include functional neuroimaging, with an emphasis on functional connectivity, eye tracking, and behavioral experiments.

We are looking for someone with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, computer science, mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering, or a related area. The ideal candidate would have a strong quantitative background, the ability to program, and an interest in social neuroscience. Experience with MATLAB (and/or other programming languages) and familiarity with neuroimaging analysis software (e.g., FSL, SPM, AFNI, Freesurfer) is preferred, but not required. Applicants must have strong organizational skills, and enjoy working in a collaborative environment.

Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes health benefits. The start date is flexible, but preference will be given to those able to start sooner. We will begin reviewing applications immediately, and will continue reviewing them on a rolling basis until the position is filled. This is a 1-year position with the possibility of renewal.

To apply, please email your application to Dan Kennedy ([email protected]). You should include a cover letter (include proposed start date), CV, 3 representative publications, and 3 letters of reference (with contact information).

Dan Kennedy, PhD
Indiana University
Psychological and Brain Sciences
1101 E. 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
(812) 855-1169 (phone)

The Maryland Neuroimaging Retreat on November 12, 2012
Seating is limited! Register early for this free event here:

Mind the Date! The Maryland Neuroimaging Retreat will be held on November 12, 2012.

Conduct your Cognitive Neuroimaging Research at the MNC!
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The next safety training will be held on 8/28/12 from 2pm-4pm at MNC! Sign-up on our website:

[07/20/12]   The 2012 Maryland Neuroimaging Center Summer Institute was a success! Thank you to all who participated

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