The Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) includes a Philips Achieva 3 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, a state-of-the-art research scanner that addresses focus issues related to human neuroscience. The BIRC will support research and clinical imaging by generating detailed functional and anatomic images.


The mission of the Helen L. Porter and James T. Dyke Brain Imaging Research Center is to contribute to an emerging understanding of the complicated relationship between the brain and human behavior, utilizing state-of-the-art imaging technology and a neural network processing approach. Headed by Clint Kilts, Ph.D., the Brain Research Center (BIRC) is exploring the brain mechanisms behind mental illness and searching for novel insights into the causes of brain-related illnesses such as depression and drug addiction, and the mechanisms of treatment response.