Researchers from the psychiatry and psychology departments are using MSI resources to process MRI data they obtain as part of their studies of the structural and functional characteristics of the human brain. Professor Kelvin O. Lim, Department of Psychiatry, and his group study the brain in relation to psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia. Associate Professor Monica Luciana, Department of Psychology, studies how the brain develops normally during adolescent and early adulthood. After capturing brain images with the 3 Tesla MRI scanner at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Professors Lim and Luciana use complex image analysis and statistical algorithms to process and analyze their data.
See the Spring 2009 issue of the MSI Research Bulletin for more information about this research (pg. 5).