In early March, the MRC CBU installed the latest EEG/MEG brain scanning technology, the new MEGIN Triux Neo EEG/MEG scanner. The CBU is one of only 10 sites in the UK to have this technology available. The scanner will support the CBU’s world-leading research into the fundamental mechanisms of underlying cognition in health and brain disease. The particular strength of this technology is its unrivalled temporal millisecond-by-millisecond resolution for electrical brain activity, required to monitor cognitive brain processes in space as well as time. The scanner comprises 306 magnetic and 64 electric sensors and features a new eco-friendly Helium recycling unit.
MRC CBU’s Olaf Hauk said: “I am excited that we now have the latest EEG/MEG technology available at the CBU, including the new Helium recycling system. Our EEG/MEG labs are used by a large number of research groups around Cambridge. The collaboration between the CBU’s and MEGIN’s teams has been exemplary, and we are looking forward to the exciting research that will come out of our EEG/MEG in the future.”
Special thanks go to the professional MEGIN team for the smooth installation process, as well as many teams within the Unit including Technical, IT and MEG. In particular, special thanks go to Gary Chandler, David Hayes, Russell Howard, Olaf Hauk and Clare Cook.
The above images show the first visual and auditory evoked brain responses from the new machine.