The INC’s mission is to provide exceptional imaging services to researchers using MRI methods across the Rocky Mountain region and beyond. In partnership with our sister site at the Mind Research Network, we strive to create a scientific community that fosters new and existing collaborations, promotes knowledge of cutting-edge research techniques, and evolves to meet the changing needs of our clients.
The Intermountain Neuroimaging Consortium (INC) is a partnership between the University of Colorado Boulder and the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The INC brings together internationally recognized neuroscientists from the Rocky Mountain region who study complex psychological processes such as addiction, pain, emotion, attention, sleep, and learning and memory, as well as physicists and engineers who study and develop innovative MRI methods and analysis techniques. Our clients include more than 75 researchers, staff and students spanning seven institutions across the region. Our unique research environment promotes unprecedented collaboration and knowledge sharing among area scientists, and offers an opportunity for other scientists in the region to enhance their existing research by making use of the INC’s shared expertise and cutting-edge neuroimaging resources.
The centerpiece of the INC is a Siemens Tim Trio 3 Tesla system equipped with 12- and 32-channel head coils for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). INC researchers use different types of images to explore the brain, including: functional MRI (fMRI) to measure brain activity related to various behaviors; diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) to understand the connectivity and architecture within the brain; and structural imaging to determine the locations and sizes of brain structures. INC researchers investigate brain activity and structure in healthy and clinical populations across all ages, from young children to older adults.
At the INC we believe a highly collaborative research community benefits all of our clients. To that end we provide research support through weekly group meetings, e-mail list servs, a web site, videoconferences with our sister site at the Mind Research Network, and extensive wiki pages that archive shared information such as text for grant applications and experimental protocols. These resources assist our researchers in staying up-to-date on analysis techniques and imaging methods, providing feedback on effective study designs, and integrating new technologies into existing research programs. Although our clients are located across the region, we strive to build a community that transcends geographical boundaries.
Jessica Andrews-Hanna, Ph.D.
Joanna Arch, Ph.D.
Marie Banich, Ph.D.
Angela Bryan, Ph.D.
Tim Curran, Ph.D.
Sona Dimidjian, Ph.D.
Naomi Friedman, Ph.D.
Kent Hutchison, Ph.D.
Tiffany Ito, Ph.D.
Al Kim, Ph.D.
Monique LeBourgeois, Ph.D.
Vijay Mittal, Ph.D.
Yuko Munakata, Ph.D.
Randy O’Reilly, Ph.D.
Tor Wager, Ph.D.
Tal Yarkoni, Ph.D.
Michael Boss, Ph.D.
Luke Chang, Ph.D.
Brenden DePue, Ph.D.
Detre Godinez, Ph.D.
Tren Huang, Ph.D.
Marieke Jepma, Ph.D.
Trenton Kriete, Ph.D.
Anjali Krishnan, Ph.D.
Salome Kurth, Ph.D
Marina Lopez-Sola, Ph.D
Elizabeth Losin, Ph.D.
Joseph Orr, Ph.D.
Melanie Stollstorff, Ph.D.
Karl Stupic, Ph.D.
Alejandro de la Vega
Marie Banich, Ph.D. (Executive Director)
Kevin McManus, RT(R)(MR) (Chief MRI Technician)
Kathy Pearson (Programmer)
Caroline Phenicie (MRI Technician)
Jamey Smyser (MRI Technician)
Nicole Speer, Ph.D. (Operations Director)
Teryn Wilkes (MRI Technician)
MRI Users Group meetings for Fall 2013 will be held on Thursdays from 11:00am-12:00pm in Muenzinger room D428. Attendees who are not able to attend the meetings in person will be able to join the meetings remotely using Google Hangouts.
August 28 - Development of a novel stop-signal alcohol-cue task
Hollis Karoly (University of Colorado Boulder)
September 5 - Overview of COINS (tutorial)
Margaret King (Mind Research Network)
September 19 - Information accumulation
Kurt Braunlich (Colorado State University)
October 3 - DTI-based connectivity parcellation of the frontal pole
Joe Orr (University of Colorado Boulder)
October 10 - Psycho-physiological interactions: Current procedures and potential pitfalls
Jeremy Reynolds (University of Denver)
October 17 - TBD
October 24 - TBA
Scott Mackie (University of Colorado Boulder)
October 31 - TBA
Vijay Mittal & Joe Orr (University of Colorado Boulder), & Jessica Bernard (University of Colorado Denver)
November 7 - TBA
Jessica Mollick (University of Colorado Boulder)
November 14 - TBA
Anjali Krishnan (University of Colorado Boulder)
November 21 - TBA
Elizabeth Losin (University of Colorado Boulder)
November 28 - HOLIDAY
December 5 - Evaluating individual differences in the relationship between gray matter volume, white matter tract integrity, and executive function performance
Harry Smolker (University of Colorado Boulder)
December 12 - Setting up and implementing a drug study in the scanner
Luke Chang & Tor Wager (University of COlorado Boulder)
We are always recruiting paid volunteers to participate in MRI studies. The best way to find out when study participation opportunities become available is to sign up for the Participant Contact List. This e-mail listserv will alert you via e-mail when participation opportunities are available.
Please ensure you meet the following basic criteria before signing up for the Participant Contact List. Anyone who does not meet these basic criteria may not be safe in our MRI environment.
Basic Criteria for MRI Study Participation
You may sign up for the Participant Contact List by clicking here.
You can find a partial list of current study participation opportunities in the space below. Please check back often as new study opportunities arise every few weeks.
Thank you for your interest in our research!
Reason for this Study: The goal of this study is to compare changes in the brain that happen when people engage in various levels of physical activity. The researchers also want to learn whether drinking alcohol affects these changes to the brain.
What you will do: This study involves coming in to meet with our research staff a total of 2 times, and completing 5 brief phone interviews. The first meeting is at the Center for Innovation and Creativity (CINC) at Arapahoe and 33rd Street. This session will include a scan of your brain with an MRI machine while you do some tasks that are like video games. Once per month after the initial scan, a researcher will call you and you will be asked to answer several questions. After approximately 6 months, you will come back to the CINC for a second brain scan just like the first one. In total, if you complete all aspects of the study, you may receive up to $200 at the end of the study.
Who can be in the study: You must be between the ages of 21-45 and a regular alcohol consumer. Additionally, you must plan on remaining in the Boulder-Denver area for at least the next 6 months to participate in this study. You cannot have any metal in your body that you cannot take out. Both men and women can be in the study.
Please call us if you would like to be in the study at (303)-492-9147 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org (please leave your name and a phone number).
fMRI Neuroimaging Study of Adolescent Development
If you are between the ages of 14-17 or the parent of a child in this age range, you/your child may be eligible to participate in paid fMRI study in Boulder evaluating the brain development in adolescents.
Participants will spend 1 hour in the fMRI scanner performing tasks while the scanner records brain activity, and then spend 30 minutes to 1 hour completing questionnaires regarding the participant’s behaviors, emotions, and thoughts (parents will be asked to complete similar questionnaires regarding their child).
The whole process should take between 2 and 3 hours and participants will be paid $60 for their time and will also receive images of their brain to take home with them.
Eligibility requirements are as follows:
If you are interested in participating and meet these criteria or are the parent/guardian of someone who meets these criteria, please email Harry Smolker with “CU AdolEF” in the subject line at email@example.com
Wanted: Female CU undergraduate majors in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) for a psychology study, 18-22 years old, with no neurological impairment, and no current or past major psychiatric disorder. Paid at $20/hour! To find out if you are eligible, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ADAPT is a place for young people worried about recent changes in their thoughts, perceptions, and feelings.
Eligible participants are ages 12 to 21 and have experienced one or more of the following symptoms:
All assessments are provided at no cost. An initial screening will compensate participants $25.00 for a 2-hour interview, and $10.00 for a 30-minute interview with a family member/significant other (over 18). Then, if ADAPT is found to be a good fit for you, you will be invited to participate in a compensated 2-year longitudinal study. Professional recommendations and referrals for treatment will be provided.
For more information please call 303.492.4616 or visit our website: http://www.adaptprogram.com. If you are younger than 18, please have your parent/guardian call.