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The Neurosuite at PracticePoint represents an innovative interdisciplinary collaboration to advance our understanding of critical topics in neuroscience, including depression, anxiety, cognition, brain injury, addiction, and pain.

It includes state-of-the art equipment for neural data collection, including:

  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Functional MRI (fMRI)
  • Eye tracking
  • fMRI compatible functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS)
  • Virtual reality (VR).

Initiated in 2019 by Jean King, Peterson Family Dean of Arts & Sciences, the Neurosuite involves the research of Erin Solovey (fNIRS), Soussan Djamasbi (eye tracking), Dean King (fMRI), Ali Yousefi (EEG + VR), Ben Nephew (fMRI), Mohammad Modarres (EEG), and Angela Rodriquez (biopsychosocial measures) as well as several additional faculty at WPI. 

More than just a core facility, this experimental hub also includes the potential for effective collaboration with the associated investigators to accelerate experimental design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation, enhancing our understanding of neural mechanisms, biomarkers, pathologies, and interventions.

MRI Scanner
WPI’s New GE 3.0T Premier Signa MRI Scanner
Behind the glass of a MRI scanner with computers
MRI Console Area
MRI Coils
Various Multi-Channel MRI Coils
Infrared Spectroscopy System Images
MRI Compatible Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy System
Shielded MRI booth
Acoustic and Radio Frequency Shielded Booth

Contact

For scientific inquiries, please contact Dr. Benjamin Nephew at bnephew@wpi.edu