The Bill Henningsgaard Brain Studio
In June of 2017, I-LABS opened the Bill Henningsgaard Brain Studio, a state-of-the-art facility for unprecedented scientific collaboration. The Brain Studio was created through a $3.5 million investment from the UW and private philanthropists. The completed studio space comprises 3,000 square feet covering two levels, and houses a central theatre, collaborative work areas, plus ample office and meeting spaces.
The Bill Henningsgaard Brain Studio enables scientists with a range of expertise to collaborate on the analysis and display of brain imaging data from magnetoencephalography (MEG), structural measures using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and measures of the brain's biochemical transmitters using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS). The key feature of the studio is a state-of-the-art video wall for displaying brain data. Scientists can overlay multiple types of brain data from an individual baby’s brain to provide a unique visualization of what happens inside that child’s brain when he or she hears a word, experiences an emotion, problem-solves, or interacts socially with another person.
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