The UCSB Brain Imaging Center a core research facility of the UCSB campus dedicated to understanding the structure, function and dynamical properties of the human brain.

Mind Science
the study of the psychological, biological, and computational processes that govern mental function

  • The neural basis of learning and memory
  • Individual differences in brain function
  • The neural basis of spatial cognition and human navigation
  • The neural basis of fluent speech and stuttering
  • The neural basis of representation and reasoning about social agents
  • Social perception
  • Relationships
  • Attention
  • Brain states and stress
  • Mind wandering
  • Human-AI interactions
  • The organization of complex, goal oriented behavior
  • Visual perception
  • Haptic Sensation
  • The impact of changes in emotional states on temporal memory and motor function
  • The relationship between the endocrine system and the nervous system

Engineering and
Computer Science

  • Psychological immersion through virtual reality (VR) display and head tracking technology
  • Content-based retrieval and analysis of brain imaging data
  • Image analysis for brain imaging
  • Brain-computer interfaces and multimodal visualization of fMRI data
  • Secure and reliable delivery of image data
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Interested in Using the Facility?

If you are interested in using the facility for research, please see the information on the MRI Room page first. Please contact us if you have any questions.