So you want to see your brain…
Aston is currently running a number of cognitive studies using the MRI scanner. All volunteers can receive a picture (tiff or jpeg image file) of their brain via email. MRI scanners use a high-power magnet to generate images of internal structures and, due to the intense magnetic field all volunteers must be screened for any type of metal that may be in their body. For example, plates, screws, and implanted devices such as pacemakers. Metal fillings in teeth are not an issue though.
- Pre-Scan forms and task explanation: 15 minutes
- Experiment: maximum1 hour (around 40 mins in the MRI scanner)
- Participants should be between the ages of 18 - 60
Please note: There is no clinical or diagnostic benefits for volunteers in our studies.
Please fill out the MRI screening form
and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
. After receiving your form, we will contact you to discuss if you are eligible, and when you could participate.
For Aston University Psychology students you can log on to the SONA system
and check if there are currently any MRI studies running and book a slot on one of these.
To prepare for scanning
To find where to go for your scan, please follow this map to the Aston University Day Hospital reception
You will have to remove any metal accessories (watches, jewellery, hair clips and bras with metal under-wiring) before you enter the scan room, and you will be provided with a locker in which to place these. You will also have to remove all piercings.