Developing novel MRI techniques for comparative studies of human and non-human primate brains
Cognitive Brain Mapping
This project aims to develop novel MRI techniques for comparative studies between human and non-human primate brains. The emphases are on imaging the entire human brain with high temporal and spatial resolutions. In particular, we will 1) implement and assess the multi-band imaging method that covers the entire brain with the sub-millimeter resolution in a couple of seconds, 2) devise the parallel transmit capability that mitigates the problem of signal dropouts due to the susceptibility artifact in inferotemporal and orbitofrontal cortices, and 3) develop a multi-shot high-resolution diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) method for detailed connective analysis of brain networks.