Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-Star)
University of South Carolina professor Julius Fridriksson was awarded an $11.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to establish the Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR), which researches stroke recovery and works to improve the lives and communication skills of patients after they suffer strokes.
The Institute for Mind & Brain (IMB)
The University of South Carolina’s Institute for Mind & Brain is a physical home for several cognitive neuroscientists and a hub for many others. In addition to offices and conference rooms, the Institute houses state-of-the-art tools for electrophysiological recordings and eye tracking.
High-density Electrophysiological Recordings
- Located in the IMB (a short drive from the McCausland Center) are three high-density electrophysiological labs. This equipment measures event related potentials from the scalp. The latest portable system also allows recording simultaneously with MRI scans, allowing us to combine the fast sampling rate of ERPs with the spatial abilities of MRI. Users include Amit Almor, Suzanne Adlof, Melanie Palomares, John Richards and Jennifer Vendemia.
Transcranial Magnetic Resonance Center
- Dr Roger Newman-Norlund leads the Brain Stimulation Lab. Located in the MCBI, just steps from the scanner, the BSL provides a powerful tool to understand brain function and investigate new methods to aid recovery from brain injury.
Center for Advanced Brain Imaging
- Located by the sea in Charleston, the CAIR also has a 3T Siemens Trio. Experts like Joe Helpern have developed new imaging techniques such as diffusion kurtosis imaging, a promising technique for detecting brain abnormalities and changes that we are agressively testing at the McCausland Center.