Expanding Minds: Brain Imaging at UConn

The Brain Imaging Research Center disseminates scientific knowledge to the general public, including a high school class, which toured the facility last week.

Charles Davis, a graduate student in psychology, shows an axial image of the brain to the group of local high school students. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

Charles Davis, a graduate student in psychology, shows an axial image of the brain to the group of local high school students. (Sean Flynn/UConn Photo)

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When it opened in 2015, the University of Connecticut Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) became a hub for multi-disciplinary research, including both basic science and translational research with implications for the classroom, clinic, and quality of life.

The center facilitates scientific discovery and theoretical innovation in cognitive neuroscience and other fields by providing access to state-of-the-art equipment and methods and technical and scientific training.

Additionally, the BIRC provides educational and research opportunities for UConn’s graduate and undergraduate students and disseminates scientific knowledge to the general public, including a class from the E.O. Smith High School, which toured the facility this month.