The KIT-Maryland MEG Lab

The KIT-Maryland Magnetoencephalography Center at College Park, a campus-wide facility, is the result of a collaboration between the University of Maryland and the Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan. The resources of the center, which are available to the University of Maryland community, have been housed at the Maryland Neuroimaging Center since 2014.

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is a technique for recording brain activity. The MEG device allows fully non-invasive measurements of neuronal activity in the brain, by recording magnetic fields at 160 different sites around the head, and provides precise spatiotemporal localization of brain responses.

The KIT-Maryland MEG Center, in addition to the 160-channel whole-head MEG scanner, also provides a magnetically shielded room, a dedicated stimulus delivery computer, a calibrated stimulus delivery system, magnetic and vibrational noise reference acquisition systems, seven dedicated data acquisition computers, a 3D head-shape digitization system, three computers dedicated to data analysis, and long-term data storage.

The KIT-Maryland MEG Center is co-directed by William Idsardi, Colin Phillips, and Jonathan Simon. The manager of the MEG lab is Natalia Lapinskaya, who can be reached by email at nnl at umd dot edu or by office phone: (301) 405-0882. The center is located in the Avrum Gudelsky building (building #795).